Going into this week’s Raw, WWE advertised that the status of the United States Championship would be addressed.
An announcement was made tonight, with WWE claiming that Rey Mysterio will appear on next Monday’s Raw and relinquish the US title. The separated shoulder Mysterio suffered at Money in the Bank was the reason given for why Mysterio will vacate the title.
Mysterio became United States Champion by defeating Samoa Joe at Money in the Bank, though Joe’s shoulder was up when the referee counted the pin. Mysterio suffered a legitimate shoulder injury at the pay-per-view.
Joe cut a promo on tonight’s Raw and mentioned Mysterio appearing next week. Joe said he’ll be waiting to take back the US title.
On Instagram last week, Mysterio posted a video of him receiving platelet-rich plasma treatment for his shoulder. Mysterio said he separated a little bit of his AC joint at Money in the Bank.