Ricochet has become the no #1 contender for the United States Championship to face AJ Styles at SummerSlam 2019.
Ricochet first became the United States Champion at Stomping Grounds in June when he defeated Samoa Joe. Ricochet and AJ Styles faced off for a couple of times before they Styles turned heel on him. They battle for the United States title at Extreme Rules. AJ Styles was able to take away the title to end a short title reign for Ricochet.
This week at RAW, a gauntlet match was announced to find a new challenger for AJ Styles to face at SummerSlam. Rey Mysterio, Cesaro, Sami Zayn, Andrade and Ricochet, all battled to get into the title shot. Rey Mysterio lasted for more than 30 minutes in the match as he eliminated Cesaro and then Sami Zayn.
However, Andrade managed to eliminate Mysterio and tried to remove his mask. Ricochet ran in to make the save and start their match. After dominating a substantial part of the match, Ricochet hit the 630 splash to get the win.
Gauntlet Match Results
- Rey Mysterio eliminated Cesaro in the Gauntlet Match
- Rey Mysterio eliminated Sami Zayn in the Gauntlet Match
- Andrade eliminated Rey Mysterio in the Gauntlet Match
- Ricochet defeated Andrade to win the Gauntlet match and become the no. 1 Contender for the United States Championship