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Austin Theory defeated Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley in a Triple Threat match at WWE Survivor Series WarGames on Saturday to become a two-time United States Champion.
Lashley actually hit the big move by nailing Rollins with a spear when the US Champion had Theory for a suplex, but A-Town fell on the Visionary to get the pinfall and regain the title.
The three-way rivalry dates back to last month when Rollins defeated Lashley for the US title on Raw after Brock Lesnar attacked The All Mighty.
Lashley was temporarily distracted by The Beast Incarnate, who was his opponent at the Crown Jewel of Saudi Arabia, but he turned his attention back to Rollins on the November 7 episode of Raw when the Visionary tried to hold an open challenge.
In revenge for taking advantage of Lesnar’s attack and defeating him for the United States Championship, Lashley defeated Rollins and left him in a vulnerable state.
Theory, who was in possession of the Money in the Bank contract, shocked the wrestling world by money on Rollins and the US title instead of trying to pry the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship away from Roman Reigns.
While Theory was trending towards an easy victory over the beaten Rollins, Lashley returned to ringside and broke his pin attempt. Rollins then bounced back and triumphed over Theory, causing the younger wrestler to join an exclusive group of superstars who failed to cash in on MITB contracts.
The devastating loss seemed to make Theory a more serious character, and he got some revenge the next week on Raw by taking on Rollins after a successful title defense in the main event against Finn Bálor.
With both Lashley and Theory putting Rollins and the United States Championship in their crosshairs, an official Triple Threat match was made for the pay-per-view.
On the homecoming episode of Raw before the Survivor Series WarGames, Theory and Lashley had a confrontation, but Theory ran away when he couldn’t get the better of the former WWE champion, which perhaps served to make The All Mighty even more angry in a scenario. meaning
Rollins made the US title feel special and like a top championship since winning it, but the WWE creative team decided to go in a different direction with Theory picking up the win.
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