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Pose-downs, selfies and baby oil, oh my.
These three nouns encapsulated the tumultuous rivalry that has been brewing between United States Champion Theory and Bobby Lashley. After each had thrown baby oil into the other’s eyes during two Pose-downs, the stage was set for a United States Title clash.
It being July 4th weekend no less, Theory and Lashley took each other to the limit with each strike and blow.
Theory couldn’t even get out the gates, with The All Mighty lifting Theory for a huge Spinebuster right from the get go. Lashley continued to have the opening stages under control, using the ring post to his advantage and brutalizing Theory against the unforgiving post.
Theory eventually weathered the onslaught, locking in a headlock to quell the power of Lashley. Lashley fired back by delivering a superhuman powerslam.
Theory took a page out of The All Mighty’s playbook by executing a stupendous Spear, but Lashley turned it around by slapping on the Hurt Lock and forcing the youngest U.S. Champion in WWE history to tap.
Basking in the raucous applause of the WWE Universe and wearing the wounds of battle, The All Mighty captured the star-spangled title for the third time.