Survivor Series 2022 might be all about WarGames, but WWE also has a brand new United States Champion.
On October 10th, Brock Lesnar shocked the world by returning to WWE for the first time since WWE SummerSlam, where he lost to Roman Reigns. Lesnar attacked then-United States Champion Bobby Lashley, delivering multiple F5’s before locking in the Kimura, doing enough damage to Bobby Lashley’s arm that he was unable to apply the Hurt Lock to Seth Rollins during their title bout immediately afterward.
Austin Theory Becomes United States Champion
A few short weeks after winning the gold, Rollins issued an open challenge, only to be attacked by Bobby Lashley. Sensing his moment, Austin Theory attempted to cash-in his Monday In The Bank contract, but he was ultimately unsuccessful.
This led to a huge Triple Threat Match being announced for Survivor Series between the three rivals. The action started off at a steady pace, but the bout really kicked into gear it moved into the second half.
The chaos spilled to the outside and Lashley was laid out by the steel steps, with Austin Theory taking control. However, none of the three men were ever truly out of contention. Rollins hit Lashley with a Pedigree for a two-count, before the All-Mighty fought back to get the Hurt Lock in on Theory.
The young star kicked off the the ropes to get Lashley in a pinning position, but it was broken up by a huge Frog Splash from Rollins. The trio traded counters until Lashley wrapped in the Hurt Lock on both Rollins and Theory, but they fought out. With both Lashley and Theory struggling, Rollins used the former Mr Money In The Bank as a springboard to hit a Curb Stomp on Lashley.
The end of the match came with Rollins hitting a Super-plex on Theory, as he prepared to follow up with the Falcon Arrow he was hit with a Spear from Lashley. This left Theory to fall onto Rollins to score the pin, and his second United States Title win.