Tonight Theory not only expected a great opportunity to raise money in the bank. In fact, the youngest briefcase holder also had an important title match against Bobby Lashley for the US title. There is an odd statistic about this. In 2006 Rob Van Dam won the Money in the Bank and 28 days later became Intercontinental Champion. The same happened with the US title on The Miz in 2010. Theory conquered Money in the Bank for exactly 28 days. So there was an odd statistical combination that pushed for a possible victory for the theory. But are the numbers enough to defeat a force of nature like Lashley? No, that’s why Theory opens the match before the bell rings and hits Lashley with the briefcase.
Lashley naively decides to give the referee the okay and the match begins like this, with Theory having an obvious advantage. However, the challenger knows that the effects of his initial stunt will diminish as time goes by, and it’s clear after a few moments that Lashley is hanging on and won’t give up easily. A few minutes into the match, the pieces are now switched, with Lashley dominating and Theory taking a time out from the ring.
The match didn’t last long and Theory was led back to the ring after several escape attempts by Lashley. Further humiliation for Theory, who attempts to move off the ropes but is instead lifted into the air by Lashley and then subjected with the hurt lock. A defeat by assist that really doesn’t suit whoever wants to be world champion tonight.