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5 Superstars to dethrone R-Truth for the US Championship

Shakil Ahmed
ANALYST
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18.90K   //    10 Feb 2019, 07:50 IST

R-Truth is current the US Champion.
R-Truth is current the US Champion.

On the January 29th, 2019 edition of SmackDown two days after the Royal Rumble 2019 event, we saw R-Truth being awarded a one on one match for the US Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura.

This was because Nia Jax had brutally attacked Truth from behind at the Royal Rumble 2019 match to steal his #30 spot so that she could be the fourth women to compete in the men's Royal Rumble match.

Truth then faced off with Shinsuke Nakamura before gaining a shocking victory and taking the US Championship away in the process. Following the match, Rusev then came out as he invoked his rematch clause straight after Truth's win, which led to Truth gaining another win to make it two victories in two nights.

It's clear that Truth is in for a decent run with the title, however, this provides great options for superstars that can take the US Championship away from him.

Here are 5 superstars who could potentially end Truth's US title reign.


#5 Eric Young

Young is the leader of Sanity
Young is the leader of Sanity

Apart from Nikki Cross, the rest of Sanity was drafted to SmackDown as part of the 2018 WWE Superstar Shake-Up. However, the stable only has one major win which came against The New Day at Extreme Rules 2018 in a Tables Match. Despite that win, Sanity is clearly floundering on the main roster with Eric Young being affected the most.

Young is clearly not being used to his full potential right now, which is why he would be a decent option to take the US Championship away from Truth. The former TNA World Heavyweight Champion must be booked as a serious threat, which makes him a good foe for Truth who is happy-go-lucky.

But most importantly, it would give Sanity a very big boost as a whole to have their 'leader' hold a title. They desperately need to be seen as a threat again, and it would give Young an effective direction in their quest to take over SmackDown Live.

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