Sheamus Accepts Damian Priest’s United States Championship Challenge for WWE SummerSlam 2021

Published 08/09/2021, 10:54 PM EDT


Sheamus has been the undisputed defending WWE United States Champion since WrestleMania 37. His reign as the champ has elevated the status of the prestigious US title. But maybe it’s time for another to step up and claim the belt. Damian Priest feels ready for the challenge.

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This week on WWE Raw, Damian Priest faced John Morrison in a 1 vs 1 match. Both wrestlers gave it their all and the fans ate up the chaos. Following Damian’s win, he started shooting at Sheamus from the ring. The United States Champ wouldn’t stand for that and confronted Priest.

‘The Celtic Warrior’ demanded Priest to say what he has to say when the champ is in the room and not after he’s walked out. Preist obliged and called Sheamus a bully. He added that like every other bully in his life, Sheamus will suffer the same fate; defeat. Damian demanded a match at SummerSlam.

Sheamus admitted he enjoys being a bully and will put Priest in his place. And so, Sheamus accepted Priest’s challenge, and the WWE United States Championship at SummerSlam is on. The segment received a huge pop from the crowd, and Damian soaked up all the cheers. Even though Sheamus has done extremely well during his reign, Damian is the fan-favorite on this occasion.

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Sheamus vs Damian Priest at WWE SummerSlam for the US Championship

This year’s SummerSlam is jam-packed with exciting matches. Now the United States championship is also on the cards. The fans couldn’t be more thrilled at the prospect. Sheamus faces a legitimate threat to his title as Damian looks stronger and hungrier than ever.

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What are your thoughts? Will Damian get the better of the champ? Comment down below and let us know!

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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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