WWE United States Championship #1 Contender's Match Set For Next Week's Raw

Two former champions will battle to determine who gets the next shot at the US title.

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Former WWE United States Champions Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins will lock up next week on Raw to determine the #1 contender for Austin Theory's US title.

The two superstars have been locked in a rivalry for a while now, with Rollins beating Lashley for the title in October, and Bobby playing a role in a couple of his defenses, including a triple threat at Survivor Series where Seth lost the title to Theory after a Lashley spear.

This Monday night, Rollins and Lashley sparred verbally and physically, with Seth taking shots at Bobby for losing to Brock Lesnar, triggering a brawl that saw Lashley accidentally spear producer Petey Williams.

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What nullifies all of this was the realization that Mustafa Ali just simply talked his way into a US title match on the same episode, which makes you wonder who's the smart person here: the guys who fight each other repeatedly to earn the right to challenge for the title, or the guy who eggs the champ on backstage until he gets a title match?

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Either way, Rollins/Lashley should be - as the kids say - a banger next week.

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Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.