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Riddle to challenge Bobby Lashley for WWE United States title


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After winning a gauntlet match against the Hurt Business, Riddle is now in line for a shot at the United States Championship.

To become the number one contender to United States Champion Bobby Lashley's United States, Riddle defeated Lashley's Hurt Business stablemates Shelton Benjamin, MVP, and Cedric Alexander in a gauntlet match on tonight's Raw. WWE hasn't announced when Riddle will be getting his title shot.

Riddle celebrated as he was walking up the ramp after the gauntlet match, but he was soon attacked by Lashley, who laid Riddle out with the Hurt Lock submission. The rest of the Hurt Business celebrated with Lashley as they exited.

During the gauntlet match, Riddle defeated Shelton Benjamin in under five minutes after Alexander distracted the referee, causing tension between Benjamin and Alexander. As the Hurt Business argued, Riddle submitted MVP quickly with a heel hook. After a back-and-forth match, Riddle then defeated Alexander with a roll-up.

Riddle has spent the last several weeks feuding with the Hurt Business. He most recently faced Lashley for the United States championship on the January 11 edition of Raw, but lost in under two minutes after Lashley attacked him before the bell rang.