WWE has announced on their website and Instagram that Andrade captured the United States Championship from Rey Mysterio during Thursday night’s WWE Live Event at Madison Square Garden in New York.
This is Andrade’s first run as the US Championship. Mysterio won the US Championship from AJ Styles back on the November 25 episode of Monday Night Raw.
Andrade received the US Championship opportunity Thursday night despite no clear finish of the Gauntlet Match on the December 16 episode of Monday Night Raw.
A future title shot was given to Andrade after he destroyed Humberto Carrillo outside the ring.
Below in the announcement from WWE and Twitter posts from several fans that were in attendance during Thursday night’s show at the Garden.
Andrade captures U.S. Title by defeating Rey Mysterio at Madison Square Garden
Andrade claimed the U.S. Title with a victory over Rey Mysterio at a WWE Live! event at Madison Square Garden.
The former NXT Champion now begins his first reign as a United States Champion by defeating one of WWE’s most decorated Superstars. Andrade earned the title opportunity after claiming a brutal Gauntlet Match win besting Humberto Carrillo.
Catch the newly crowned U.S. Champion on Monday Night Raw at 8/7 C on the USA Network.
— Fardeen | #BlackLivesMatter (@rasslin_fanatic) December 27, 2019
ANDRADE IS THE UNITED STATES CHAMPION!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/tm58YjtjXF
— 👑Adam Goldberg👑 🗣 (@adamgoldberg28) December 27, 2019
— Kyle Lewis (@KeepItFiveStar) December 27, 2019
OMG Andrade won the US Title at the MSG show!
LLLEEETTTTSSSS GOOOOO!!! pic.twitter.com/0HVDOeLqJu
— MALCOLM (@TheMuscleManMal) December 27, 2019
— jen 🌻 #BLM (@JENSESSlON) December 27, 2019
— Hal (@WWESuplexSgnGuy) December 27, 2019
— Maddy D’Ambra (@maddy13008) December 27, 2019
— Get The Tables (@GetDaTables) December 27, 2019
— A ❄️ (@EIiteFlair) December 27, 2019
— ᴼⁿᵉᵀʷᵉⁿᵗⁱⁱˢᵉᵛᵉⁿ ⁿ (@c_xx_vii) December 27, 2019