A match for the United States Championship has been made official for SummerSlam. US Champion Sheamus will defend his title against Damian Priest on August 21st in Las Vegas. The match was made official on the August 9th edition of Monday Night RAW.
Following a victory over John Morrison, Priest grabbed a microphone and challenged Sheamus to a match. The Celtic Warrior interrupted The Archer of Infamy and accepted the match for SummerSlam.
This is not Priest’s first interactions with the United States Champion. Damian Priest initially saved Humberto Carrillo from multiple assaults by Sheamus. The United States Champion had been repeatedly blindsiding Carrillo both in the ring and backstage.
This match will be The Archer of Infamy’s first title match since moving to the main roster in January 2021.
The current SummerSlam card is as follows:
- Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Goldberg – Singles match for the WWE Championship.
- Roman Reigns (c) vs. John Cena – Singles match for the Universal Championship.
- Nikki A.S.H. (c) vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair – Triple threat match for the RAW Women’s Championship.
- The Usos (c) vs. Rey and Dominik Mysterio – Tag Team match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships.
- Seth Rollins vs. Edge – Singles match.
- Bianca Belair (c) vs. Sasha Banks – Singles match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
- Sheamus (c) vs. Damian Priest – Singles match for the United States Championship.
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