Grayson Waller, the Australian sensation, has set his sights on a monumental goal since joining SmackDown from NXT during the 2023 WWE Draft. Eager to make his mark on the main roster, Waller already has some memorable moments under his belt, including a memorable segment with John Cena at Money in the Bank.
In an exclusive interview on WWE Die Woche, Waller confidently expressed his ambition to capture his first WWE singles title, eyeing none other than Austin Theory’s United States Championship. He stated:
“There’s a lot, there’s a lot [of championships I have my eyes on in WWE]. I’ve done some big things in my career in the WWE. I’ve almost done it all, but the one thing I haven’t done yet is win a championship, so I think it’s time that I need to change that up and the one that I’m looking at is the United States Championship.”
With determination in his voice, Waller firmly believes he will secure the coveted United States Championship soon, regardless of whether Theory or number one contender Santos Escobar holds the title:
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“I think that’s a championship with a lot of history, a lot of big names have won that and I look at that division and I’m just like, it’s missing something. I think it’s missing Grayson Waller. I had my opportunity in a four-way. Santos stole that match from me. So whether it’s Santos Escobar, Austin Theory, it doesn’t matter. I think you’re gonna see Grayson Waller with that United States Championship very soon.”
As Waller aims for championship glory, Austin Theory currently reigns as the United States Champion, having won the prestigious title from Seth Rollins at Survivor Series WarGames on November 26, 2022. Theory’s impressive tenure as champion has reached a remarkable 248-day mark, making it the longest reign since Sheamus ended Dean Ambrose’s 351-day reign on May 5, 2014.
While Theory’s future as the United States Champion unfolds, the competition for the title intensifies. Santos Escobar’s recent victory over AJ Styles, Butch, and Grayson Waller on SmackDown has catapulted him into contention. Additionally, Rey Mysterio’s triumph over Cameron Grimes, LA Knight, and Sheamus has kept him firmly in the title picture.
With the stage set for a high-stakes title bout between Santos Escobar and Austin Theory on the August 11 episode of SmackDown, the WWE Universe eagerly awaits to witness the unfolding drama and to see if Grayson Waller’s prophecy of capturing the United States Championship will come to fruition.