On the May 30 episode of WWE RAW, Ali faced Ciampa in a match where, if he won, he would earn a shot at the tile. Theory gave Ali the victory by attacking him and forcing the disqualification. He then beat the challenger up and told him that his title match would be then and there. Though Ali rallied and tried to persevere, Theory picked up the win to retain the title.
However, after the bell, WWE official Adam Pearce foiled the champion’s plans; he told Theory that Vince McMahon would rather see the two superstars in a fair fight, and so they will face off again at WWE Hell in a Cell.
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— WWE (@WWE) May 31, 2022
The preview, courtesy of WWE’s website, is as follows:
Since making his shocking return to Monday Night Raw Mustafa Ali has done nothing but jump through hoops to get his opportunity at Theory and his United States Championship.
After rolling up The Miz in his return match, the A-Lister and Mr. McMahon’s prized protégé have undermined Ali at every turn. First by joining forces to gang up on Ali in a 2-on-1 Handicap Championship Contender’s Match, then by abusing his power to make The Miz a special guest referee in bouts against Ciampa and Veer Mahaan.
Despite the odds, Ali did not let up in his pursuits for Theory and the United States Title finally earning his one-on-one match after Theory jumped Ali in a title opportunity match for the disqualification victory. After thoroughly pummeling Ali, Theory granted him his title match right then and there, picking up a fairly quick, if not controversial, victory. WWE Official Adam Pearce soon revealed, however, that WWE Chairman himself Mr. McMahon believed that Theory should defend his title against Ali in a fair fight at WWE Hell in a Cell.
Can Ali teach Mr. McMahon’s protégé a lesson in determination or will Theory come up with a new scheme to retain his title?
Find out at WWE Hell in a Cell, streaming live on Sunday, June 5, at 8 ET/5 PT on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.
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