The worst possible timing. One of the potentially great matches flying underneath the radar for WrestleMania 35 is the United States Championship match between champion Samoa Joe and Rey Mysterio. That has some incredible potential for a match that we haven’t seen before between two guys who could put on an incredible show under the right circumstances. However, one such circumstance is standing in their way.

As announced on WWE.com, Mysterio injured his ankle during a match against Baron Corbin on Monday Night Raw earlier this week. This caused Mysterio’s match against Andrade on SmackDown Live to be canceled and has put his title match at WrestleMania in jeopardy. At the moment, it isn’t clear if Mysterio will be cleared in time for Sunday’s title match. If not, there is no word on who will be replacing him.

See if you can spot the injury. Check out Mysterio vs. Corbin from Monday Night Raw:

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Opinion: Maybe I’m thinking about this a bit too much, but maybe this is a way to get John Cena into the match instead of Mysterio. The match had been rumored leading up to WrestleMania and Cena has recently been confirmed to work a match at the show against an unannounced opponent. If nothing else, I’m not sure what the point is in having a title match between people who lost back to back matches on Monday Night Raws.

Do you think Mysterio will work the match? Who leaves as champion? 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 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.

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