Rey Mysterio is a true veteran in the world of professional wrestling, and his influence in the industry is undeniable. He has also suffered numerous injuries throughout his career but persevered. He won the United States title on Smackdown this week and it appears he joined Bret Hart in an elite group after this feat.

Santos Escobar was supposed to face Austin Theory for the United States Title this week on Friday Night Smackdown. However, that did not happen as he suffered an injury of sorts and was replaced by Rey Mysterio.

Rey Mysterio squared off against Austin Theory for the title. The Master of the 619 overcame the odds and defeated Theory to become the new United States Champion, as the LWO celebrated.

According to Wrestling Stats & Info on Twitter, Rey Mysterio is now the second WWE Superstar in history to have won the US title after being inducted into the Hall of Fame, joining Bret Hart.


New US Champion @reymysterio is the 10th Superstar to win a championship after previously being inducted into the @WWE Hall of Fame.

Other than Rey, the only other inducted Hall of Famer to win the #WWE #USTitle was @BretHart in 2010. #SmackDown

Fans were certainly delighted to see the WWE Hall Of Famer become the champion after so many years. We will have to wait and see what will have planned for him after his major win.

What’s your view on this major achievement? Are you happy for Rey Mysterio? Let us know in the comments!

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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