Last November, Austin Theory won the United States Title by defeating Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley in a Triple Threat Match at Survivor Series PLE. Theory then successfully defended his title on multiple occasions including live events.
Last night, Austin Theory competed against five other superstars in an Elimination Chamber match for the United States Championship. Theory and Rollins were the final two competitors in the match. The 25-year-old retained the title with help from Logan Paul.
During the Elimination Chamber post-show press conference, Austin Theory said that he will issue a United States Championship open challenge on the upcoming Monday Night RAW.
“I’ll have an open challenge on Monday, but nobody’s gonna accept it. Nobody’s in the now. Nobody’s forever like Austin Theory. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who it is, because they are going A-Town Down.”
Later, Edge and Beth Phoenix arrived at the press conference. The WWE Hall of Famer announced that he accepted Theory’s open challenge.
“Man, an open challenge? We’re in Ottawa Monday. I haven’t wrestled there in 18 years. I haven’t had gold in a while. He’s a Cena fan, so he’s probably stupid. I’m not saying anything about Cena, because he has work ethic, unlike Austin Theory, which I will prove on Monday when I accept his open challenge.”
BREAKING: @EdgeRatedR has answered @_Theory1‘s #USTitle Open Challenge for this Monday on #WWERaw!— WWE (@WWE) February 19, 2023
What will the champ have to say now?! 👀 pic.twitter.com/PXemZvTSQW
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