Samoa Joe and Rey Mysterio competed in a WrestleMania rematch at Money In The Bank for the US Title.
WrestleMania 35 was an epic event for a number of reasons. Reason number one being the runtime. From the beginning of the kickoff show until the end of the main event, WrestleMania was longer than seven hours. Shockingly, some of the night's matches were still incredibly short. Most notably, the US Title match.
The match between Rey Mysterio and Samoa Joe ended in a matter of seconds. A shame since the pair are incredibly talented and could have put on a terrific match. However, there is a very real chance that the match was cut short due to a Mysterio injury. There was a silver lining, though. We got to see the two go at it again on Sunday night at Money In The Bank.
However, that match wasn't very long either. Although slightly longer than their Mania showdown, this match ended a lot differently. Mysterio managed to roll up Joe and pin his shoulders to the mat for a three count. Except he didn't. Mysterio did win and is now US Champion, but the referee neglected to notice that one of Joe's shoulders was not pinned.
As you might have guessed, Joe did not take the loss well. As Mysterio's son Dominic came to the ring to celebrate, a now titleless Joe decided to give the teen a front row seat to a post-match beatdown. Joe viciously attacked the new US champ and made poor Dominic watch. Not the celebration house Mysterio likely envisioned for the evening.
Since this rivalry is now one win apiece, and Joe has been trying to get into the heads of Mysterio and Dominic, we imagine this one isn't over yet. Nevertheless, Mysterio is champ for the moment and has actually made a little bit of history by doing so. Despite competing at a top level for more than 20 years, the US Title is one of the few that has alluded Mysterio his entire career. No longer, even if he loses it back to Joe on SmackDown Live this week.