Austin Theory continues his reign as WWE United States Champion. The wrestler defeated Sheamus on the final episode of Friday Night SmackDown to retain the title. The unexpected help of the heel, Elton Prince and Kit Wilson (Putty Deadly), who had a rivalry with The Bruwling Brutes, was promoted to the blue label.
Theory and Sheamus were in charge of opening last night’s show. The fight was announced by the company after the Irishman attacked the champion with a Brogue Kick last week. Austin was doing a promo where he mocks Sheamus, who has decided to go to the stage to kick as hard as possible.
Sheamus joins the party with Holland and Butch. The theory was greeted with a big fanfare before Holland and Butch looked to the ring. After the bell rang, both tried to fight through the first period until the Irishman hit the heel.
Augustine carried, but received a clothesline from his opponent, who continued to attack with several uppercuts. He countered Theory with a dropkick before running into the Irishman between the ropes to execute the Beats of Bodhran, but was dropped by Sheamus. The Irishman carried his rival in arms in the area of the precinct. Austin ducked his face before throwing her against the runner, then applying the body on the apron.
The battle was fought until the first light of the night. We saw the back before Sheamus tried to cover him with a kick. The Irishman tried to recover, but Augustine took him down before he could move the rock. Sheamus tried to act, but the Rolling Blockbuster Theory was doing it.
The heel continued to wear down his opponent, angering him until he responded with a Glasgow kiss before dropping his opponent with several clotheslines. Austin tried to attack, but Irish slowed him down with an Irish backbreaker. The man almost gave a look of victory, but the warrior refused to fall.
Sheamus loaded the heel on his shoulders, and went up to the second rope in the corner, but Theory escaped and, attacking with many punches to the mouth, loaded onto his shoulders to perform a slam slam. Augustine went to finish the fight, but the Irish knee stopped him dead.
Bodhran’s face is ready to be buried, but Theory runs into the ring, where he grabs a metal chair. Holland and Butch took it upon themselves to break away before he returned to the ring, where he now received the 25 Bodhran Beat from Sheamus.
At that moment, Pretty attacked the fatal ring to distract Butch and Holland, Sheamus. The Irishman went to the traps and caught Kit Wilson to punish him with several Bodhran Beats, before Austin rolled the victory.
With this victory, Theory joins the eighth title defense, since taking the gold 182 days ago. The heel Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins will be crowned United States Champion for the second time in a triple threat match at WWE Survivor Series: WarGames 2022. Since then he has defended the title against rivals Lashley, Rollins, Edge and John Cena.