Video: Rey Mysterio wins the United States title from Austin Theory on Smackdown

Santos Escobar was scheduled to challenge Austin Theory for the United States title during the August 11th 2023 edition of WWE Smackdown. However, Theory attacked Escobar’s leg before the match and Rey Mysterio ended up taking Escobar’s spot.

Rey won with a 619 and springboard splash to capture the title. Afterwards, Escobar hugged Rey and put the title on his shoulder as pyro went off.