Andrade captures United States Title from Rey Mysterio at Madison Square Garden event

Andrade and Zelina Vega celebrate El Idolo's US Championship win

Rey Mysterio has only been the United States Champion for a couple of weeks, but it looks like we are entering 2020 with a brand new title holder.

The belt has been treated somewhat as a hot potato in 2019, with no fewer than nine title changes in this calendar year.

Shinsuke Nakamura, R-Truth, Samoa Joe, Ricochet and AJ Styles have all held the title at some point in the year, but the night after Survivor Series last month, Styles was dethroned by Rey Mysterio.

Just 24 hours after being brutalised by Brock Lesnar, Mysterio won a number-one contenders match, and then with the assistance of Randy Orton knocked off Styles to start his second reign of the year.

Rey has defended it twice in recent weeks, but somewhat surprising news came out of Madison Square Garden last night, where WWE were hosting their annual December 26 show.

Compared to Raw, SmackDown and pay-per-views, house shows are supposed to be inconsequential and a little bit of fun, with the babyfaces mostly coming out on top.

But inside the Mecca of wrestling last night, Mysterio was to drop his title after just one month to one of his biggest nemesis - Andrade.

Andrade and Rey Mysterio renewed their rivalry at MSG last night - with Andrade coming out on top

El Idolo has been booked extremely strongly since his move to Raw and has only been defeated by Humberto Carrillo, but WWE have decided to place the red brand's secondary title on him as we move into 2020.

MSG was clearly shocked that they witnessed a title change from the video below, but it happened two years ago when AJ Styles defeated Kevin Owens for the same belt at a live event.

Of course there's still one more episode of Raw to go before 2020 kicks in, so someone completely different could be the champion.

But Andrade could be the champ that WWE needs to make the United States Championship great and meaningful again - and fans will be bitterly disappointed if it's just a short reign.

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