Pretty Deadly Assists Austin Theory to Keep US Title on SmackDown

New rivalry escalates as Pretty Deadly clashes with the Brutes.

by Noman Rasool
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Pretty Deadly Assists Austin Theory to Keep US Title on SmackDown

In a thrilling turn of events on WWE's SmackDown this Friday, Sheamus was on the brink of capturing the United States Championship title. After successfully landing 25 Beats of the Bodhran on Austin Theory, it seemed inevitable that Sheamus would follow up with his signature Brogue Kick.

However, the unexpected intervention of Elton Prince and Kit Wilson of Pretty Deadly changed the course of the match. Prince and Wilson made a swift ringside appearance, taking out Butch and Ridge Holland with their sharp moves, causing a significant distraction for Sheamus.

This interruption proved fatal for Sheamus as Theory, seizing the moment, rolled him up using a handful of tights. Intriguingly, Pretty Deadly's intervention seemed less about aiding Theory and more about settling scores with Butch and Holland.

Pretty Deadly's SmackDown Domination

Pretty Deadly have made their presence known on SmackDown since their transfer from WWE NXT on May 1. The duo have had their sights set on the Brutes, a rivalry that has resulted in some significant confrontations.

Just last week, Pretty Deadly triumphed over Butch and Holland in their SmackDown debut. However, the feud escalated when Butch attacked them on The SmackDown LowDown the following day. The interference in Sheamus's title shot was a perfect opportunity for Pretty Deadly to retaliate against the leader of the Brutes.

The quick ascension of Pretty Deadly is a testament to their talent and determination. Since joining NXT UK in 2022, Prince and Wilson have been turning heads. Their successful tenure in developmental saw them enjoy an extended reign as NXT UK Tag Team Champions before winning the NXT Tag Team Championships twice.

In their maiden appearance on NXT 2.0, they outperformed Brooks Jensen & Josh Briggs, Grayson Waller & Sanga, Legado del Fantasma, and The Creed Brothers, establishing dominance early on. The unexpected but effective intervention from Pretty Deadly adds another layer to the unfolding storyline.

As the drama escalates, WWE fans keenly watch how the animosity between Pretty Deadly and the Brutes unfolds in the coming weeks, especially with the United States Championship hanging in the balance.

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