Damian Priest Retains US Title in a Must-Watch Epic Clash on WWE Raw

Published 08/30/2021, 9:19 PM EDT


As announced earlier, WWE RAW featured a huge title match in the first hour this week (8/30). In the opening segment, both Sheamus and Drew McIntyre answered the open challenge of US Champion Damian Priest.

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While Sheamus wanted to win back the title, McIntyre was interested in it, as the US title is the only title he never won. WWE Champion Bobby Lashley, in his pursuit of becoming a double champion, was almost getting added to the mix as well.

However, WWE officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville settled for a triple threat match. The match was the third match of the night. The match was soon underway.

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The babyfaces ganged up on Sheamus to kick off the match. Priest took down the Irishman, and the fight spilled to the ringside area. Sheamus momentarily dominated McIntyre, but Priest tossed the former US Champion over the barricade.

McIntyre and Priest now set their sights on each other. Following the break, Sheamus was back in control as he attempted a pin on the champion. The Archer of Infamy tried to snatch off the mask of Sheamus like SummerSlam 2021, but that plan failed.

Drew came in soon and dominated his former buddy Sheamus. The former WWE Champion went for the Future-shock DDT but was tricked into a roll-up and then slammed into the ring post.

Priest came back in the ring and dominated both his challengers. As both men were outside, McIntyre took everyone out with a top rope dive into the ringside.

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Damian Priest retained the title after an epic clash

The Scottish Warrior pinned Priest into a near fall and followed it with chops. The Irishman came back into the ring and attacked both men. He attempted a power slam from the top rope. But McIntyre spoiled his plan and threw him and Priest off.

Back from another break, McIntyre and Sheamus battled it out in the middle of the ring. Sheamus slammed McIntyre into another close pin fall.

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The former Champion put McIntyre on a submission hold. Priest broke it up for another close count. Now Priest and McIntyre took it to the next level. With back-to-back offensive manoeuvres and close counts. McIntyre attempted to hit a Claymore but Sheamus hit a Brogue Kick for another close-count.

The Irishman hit the White Noise from the second rope for a pin, but Damian came in the broke it up in time. Priest hit the Reckoning on Drew McIntyre after the latter took Sheamus out with a Brogue kick.

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Following the match, McIntyre shook Priest’s hand as a sign of respect. This match was the biggest win of Damian Priest’s career as he defeated two world champions in a triple threat match.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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