Tonight, on WWE Friday Night SmackDown in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, there was a scheduled bout between Santos Escobar and Austin Theory for the U.S. Title. The match took an unexpected turn when Theory injury Escobar’s leg during a backstage interview, rendering him unable to compete.
While Theory initially believed he could escape defending his title during the event, Adam Pearce intervened and opted for Rey Mysterio to step up and vie for the championship.
Seizing the opportunity, an impromptu match unfolded, resulting in Mysterio beating Theory with the 619, putting an end to Theory’s reign with the US Title at 258 days.