What did they have in mind? Wrestling is an interesting world as you never know where things are going to go from week to week. One of the most popular things for wrestling fans to do is debate, if not argue, over what they think is going to happen on a wrestling show. Sometimes plans change and we never find out the original versions, but every now and then, we find out what was planned in the first place.

On December 26, Andrade defeated Rey Mysterio to win the United States Title in a pretty big upset. The title change was all the more surprising given that it took place at a live event rather than on television or a pay per view. WWE will throw one of these out there every now and then to keep fans guessing, but was this what was in the cards for Andrade and the title all along?

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Andrade winning the title at the time and place that he did was always the plan and not a last second change. The title win came after Humberto Carrillo had defeated him twice in a row, though the idea was to set Carrillo up as a future challenger. Mysterio has received his rematch and will now move on to feud with Seth Rollins.

Here’s where things are going. Check out Andrade vs. Carrillo in one of their great matches:

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Opinion: This makes a lot of sense, especially when you consider that Mysterio came into the title loss banged up. Andrade has come a long way during his time in WWE and giving him the United States Title made him feel like a more legitimate player. He could go a long way in WWE and hopefully this is a nice first step for his future career. It’s not like Mysterio was hurt by the loss and Carrillo is right there as a challenger so it’s quite the nice setup.

Do you like Andrade as champion? Who will take the title from him? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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