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5 reasons why R-Truth retained the US Title

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27 Feb 2019, 09:14 IST

The US Title Open Challenge is back, thanks to R-Truth channeling his inner John Cena. The Mixed Match Challenge winner has been carrying the title for almost a month now after defeating Shinsuke Nakamura and then defending it against Rusev.

The aforementioned duo is now out of the picture and R-Truth was in search of a new opponent. Unfortunately for him, instead of one, he got TWO Superstars in the ring ready to take the Open Challenge – Rey Mysterio and Andrade. The match was made a triple-threat was made official but somehow, R-Truth retained.

Here are 5 reasons why Truth retained the US title:

#5 – WWE are giving R-Truth the push

Truth has been with WWE for over a decade now and he has never really gotten a push. The only time he came close to a one was in 2011/12 when he was a whisker away from winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

Apart from a US Title win in 2010, Kofi had just one other title on him since his return in 2008 – the unified tag team championship with Kofi Kingston.

WWE have used Truth as a pure entertainer for the majority of his career and in the words of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, he might be just seen as a B+ player in the company. However, the US Title is on Truth for the 2nd time and he is getting the recognition he deserves as an athlete.

It looks WWE are finally giving him that spotlight, first with the Mixed Match challenge win and now the US title. While the push might not last long, Truth is doing all he can to keep the title relevant and also entertain the fans.

Would anyone really complain if he got the push and kept the title for some time? I don't think so.

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