He did so when he beat rising WWE star Ricochet in a championship match at the WWE Super ShowDown pay-per-view event. This was a squash match to the fullest as Ricochet never connected with a move.
WWE set up this contest when they booked a #1 contender’s match on the February 3rd episode of RAW in Salt Lake City, UT at the Vivint Smart Home Arena on the USA Network. This Triple Threat contest saw Ricochet, Seth Rollins, and Bobby Lashley battle it out.
As seen in the match, Ricochet ended up winning and becoming the new #1 contender for the top title on RAW.
As a result, he earned the opportunity to challenge “The Beast” for the WWE Title at WWE’s latest event.