13/08/2022

WWE SummerSlam: Bobby Lashley Defeats Theory to Retain US Title

Bobby Lashley remains to be your WWE United States Champion. The All-Mighty defeated Theory at WWE SummerSlam to retain his title, tapping Mr. Money within the Bank out with the Hurt Lock. Theory bought the benefit early by hanging Lashley together with his Money within the Bank briefcase, however Lashley would regain management shortly after. The two went forwards and backwards in what can be the shortest match of the night time this far.

Following his submission victory, Lashley would rejoice together with his United States Title whereas Theory slowly retreated to the again.

No one can escape the HURT LOCK!@fightbobby retains the USTitle at SummerSlam! pic.twitter.com/Bxp5BYJzdT

— WWE (@WWE) July 31, 2022

Despite defeat, Theory would possibly nonetheless have a profitable night time forward of him. The younger star has closely teased cashing in his Money within the Bank contract tonight within the Last Man Standing Undisputed WWE Universal Championship bout between champion Roman Reigns and challenger Brock Lesnar.

Cash ins on SummerSlam are nothing new. Alberto Del Rio famously captured his first WWE Championship by cashing in his Money within the Bank briefcase on then-champion CM Punk at SummerSlam in 2011, whereas Randy Orton would do the identical to Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam 2013.

As for the place Lashley goes from right here, count on the United States Champion to look in the direction of different challengers. Theory’s shot at SummerSlam got here simply weeks after he was dethroned by Lashley at Money within the Bank, and it seems to be like shedding this rematch in such decisive vogue means the tip of Theory’s US Title pictures.

Lashley additionally gave his ideas on Theory’s potential coronation taking place at SummerSlam, and confused that he believes this occasion is the “best opportunity” for Mr. Money within the Bank to money in.

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“This is the best opportunity for him to try to get it, is this weekend,” Lashley mentioned. “He might make the mistake of trying to beat me, because if he tries to beat me and I beat him up too bad that he can’t walk for the rest of the night, then he has no opportunity . So I think a good strategy for him is to lay down as quick as possible in our match and wait for [Lesnar and Reigns] to beat each other up. It’s a Last Man Standing, and I believe, the way those two are going to fight, neither one of them are going to be able to get up after that match, so it would be a perfect chance to cash it in.”

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