Austin Theory retained the United States Championship on this past Monday’s WWE Raw against Mustafa Ali by disqualification, due to outside interference from Dolph Ziggler.
The match apparently included a botched hurricanrana from the top rope.
According to a new report from Fightful Select the word from WWE is the botch happened because Theory did not properly hold onto Ali. The report also notes the idea reportedly was for Theory to block the move and then pick up Ali up into a powerbomb. Ali was then supposed to counter the powerbomb back into the hurricanrana.
Furthermore, Fightful Select is indicating that Ali is who requested for the referee to check on both Theory and Ziggler. Ali was also said to have called the an audible for the tornado DDT, which he hit right after the tow got back to their feet from the botched move off the top rope.
Fightful Select’s report concluded by noting that backstage after the match, Theory was very apologetic backstage and that there is no heat between Theory and Ali.