#AndNEW: Theory Wins WWE United States Championship on Monday Night Raw

Theory WWE United States Champion

On this week’s edition of Monday Night Raw, Theory challenged Finn Bálor for the WWE United States Championship. This was far from their first encounter, as they’ve faced each other on multiple episodes of Raw and Friday Night SmackDown alike. However, this was the first time they faced off in a title match. Keep in mind that Theory had just come off a major WrestleMania program, which also featured Vince McMahon, against Pat McAfee. This week’s Raw proved to be the biggest in the history of Theory, who captured the United States Championship for the first time.

Following Theory’s U.S. Championship victory, Alpha Academy, Cedric Alexander, and a slew of other WWE Superstars went into the ring to celebrate with the new champion. They lifted Theory on their shoulders as he celebrated with the title on his shoulder. Vince McMahon would make his entrance as well. Theory made his way up the ramp, taking a celebratory selfie with the Chairman of WWE.

Theory Captures WWE United States Championship

What to Know Following Title Change on Monday Night Raw

With this United States Championship victory, Theory has captured his first title in WWE. Previously known for his work in EVOLVE Wrestling, Theory signed with WWE in the summer of 2019. From there, he reported to the company’s Performance Center before making appearances on NXT. Though he would enjoy a brief stint on Raw in 2020, working alongside the likes of Seth Rollins and current All Elite Wrestling star Andrade El Idolo, in August of that year, Theory returned to NXT, aligning himself with Johnny Gargano soon thereafter. Alongside Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell, the group became known as The Way. It wasn’t until last year’s WWE Draft that Theory returned to Raw, this time on a full-time basis.

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