Rey Mysterio won the United States Title from Austin Theory on SmackDown, and that was quite a surprise for fans. After all, Mr. 6-1-9 wasn’t even in the match. Grayson Waller wasn’t in that match either, but he had something to say about it.

Santos Escobar actually beat Rey Mysterio in that United States Title Tournament. Then things took a turn before the actual United States Title match against Austin Theory on SmackDown. In the end, Escobar was not able to compete, and Mysterio stepped up to win the title for the LWO.

Grayson Waller chimed in on social media to stir the pot a bit. The Grayson Waller Effect host was quick to point out how Rey Mysterio stole Santos Escobar’s United States Title opportunity from him.

They must be so proud of Rey stealing Santos’ opportunity and championship.


Love seeing the veterans take care of the next generation. Can’t wait to ask Rey about this #GWEffect

As Ringside News exclusively reported, Rey Mysterio was always supposed to win the United States Title. This was all a part of the plan, and there is way more story left to unfold.

SmackDown this week they revealed that they will hold another Grayson Waller Affect segment next week as well. The former NXT stand out will have a very interesting guest in Rey Mysterio. It seems we know the angle that Waller will take with that segment.

Santos Escobar was there to celebrate with the LWO when Rey Mysterio won the title from Austin Theory. Only time will tell how this situation pans out, but Austin Theory is now an afterthought.

We will keep our eye on this ongoing story here at Ringside News. If anything, we might see some cracks start forming in the LWO. What do you think will happen? Sound off in the comments to let us know your bold prediction!

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