And the gold is taken away. Wrestling is a very fast moving place with all kinds of things going on at once. Wrestlers can come and go for one reason or another, but one of the worst is an injury. You never know what might happen to someone in any given match and those things can change the course of their careers in either the long term or the short term. That is the case again with a current champion.

This week on Monday Night Raw, it was announced that Rey Mysterio will be forced to vacate the United States Title next week due to a separated shoulder. Mysterio was injured in a post match beatdown at the hands of Samoa Joe after winning the title at Money In The Bank. There is currently no word on what will happen to the title, though Samoa Joe said that he is coming to get it back.

Mysterio worked hard to get that title. Check out what happened before the injury:

Opinion: Based on how things have been going over the last week in regards to Mysterio’s health, this isn’t the biggest surprise in the world. Mysterio’s shoulder looked pretty banged up and it’s a shame that he has to vacate the title, though it doesn’t make things any easier. It’s a shame that he has to vacate the title, but you know he’s going to be back to health eventually and things will be fine.

What do you think will happen to the title? Will Mysterio ever get it back? 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, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.

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