Sheamus put up the United States Championship against Damian Preist at WWE SummerSlam.
Priest was banged up during a spot where he did a dive off the top onto Sheamus. Priest appeared to hurt his back because he was favoring it after his backside landed hart on the floor.
Sheamus came close to winning after hitting a clothesline off the top and an Alabama slam but Priest kicked out of the pin attempt. Sheamus followed up with slaps to the face and a headbutt. Sheamus tried the Brogue Kick but Priest countered with his own kick and the Sound of Heaven slam.
Priest tried a move off the middle rope but Sheamus countered with the Brogue kick and a pin attempt. Late in the match, Priest ripped off the facemask and he threw punches. He followed with the Reckoning finisher to win the title.
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— WWE SummerSlam (@SummerSlam) August 22, 2021
— WWE (@WWE) August 22, 2021