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5 explanations why Rey Mysterio became the new United States Champion

Vatsal Rathod
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1.72K   //    20 May 2019, 14:30 IST

Rey Mysterio is the new United States Champion!
Rey Mysterio is the new United States Champion!

Tonight at Money in the Bank, Rey Mysterio shocked everyone including himself by defeating Samoa Joe to become the new United States Champion. More shocking was the fact that the win came in the blink of an eye with Mysterio countering a Powerbomb attempt from Joe and rolling him up for a quick pin.

Both the competitors looked in disbelief after the result and Mysterio was is utter shock even when the referee was handing him the US Title. Interestingly, the replays showed that Joe's shoulders were up before the referee made the third count, indicating a faulty finish by the referee. But the announcers acknowledging this tells us that the spot was planned.

Mysterio becoming the US Champion at MITB was not something many had expected, and especially a win like this was a huge shocker. But why did WWE decided to do this?

In this article, let's take a look at the 5 Explanations as to why Rey Mysterio defeated Samoa Joe to become the new United States Champion at Money in the Bank.


#5 The only title that he had not won

Mysterio has accomplished many feats in his career!
Mysterio has accomplished many feats in his career!

Rey Mysterio already has had a Hall of Fame-worthy career even before his return to WWE last year. Debuting in WWE in the year 2002, Mysterio is a 2-time World Heavyweight Champion, 1-time WWE Champion, 3-time Cruiserweight Champion, 2-time Intercontinental Champion, and 4-time tag team champion with different partners. He is also a former Royal Rumble winner.

The only major championship eluding Mysterio was the US Championship which he won for the first time at Money in the Bank. With this win, Mysterio is now also a Grand Slam Champion!


#4 One final title reign for the Master of the 619

Rey Mysterio is one of WWE's greats!
Rey Mysterio is one of WWE's greats!

Rey Mysterio is arguably one of the best WWE wrestlers and high-flyers in the history of the company. Being known as the Master of the 619, Mysterio is a sure shot Hall of Famer whenever he decides to hang his boots.

With Rey being in the twilight of his career, giving him one final run could be seen as a mark of respect from the company for the great luchador. The fact is that Rey can still have great matches, and it'd be exciting to see him compete against the newer talents. Vince, can we get the US Title Open Challenges back, please?

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