You don’t see that very often. There are all kinds of wrestling matches taking place every single year, with WWE airing hundreds of matches plus every year. While the majority of these are not going to stand out all that much, every now and then you are going to see something that jumps off the page for some reason. This time, it involved a major and unplanned title change.

During a new interview with Wrestling Shoot Interviews, former WWE referee Mike Chioda told a story about R-Truth accidentally winning the United States Title. R-Truth was challenging Shinsuke Nakamura for the United States Title on the January 29, 2019 SmackDown when he accidentally pinned Nakamura with a rollup. This was not the planned finish for the match, which was not supposed to see a title change. Chioda also said that Vince McMahon loved the surprise. R-Truth would go on to hold the title for thirty five days.

It was an interesting story. Check out the full interview, the match and some of R-Truth’s other finest moments:

Mike Chioda on Brock Lesnar's Elbowing Randy Orton's Head FOR REAL! | WWE Summerslam 2016

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. R-Truth – United States Championship Match: SmackDown LIVE, Jan. 29, 2019

R-Truth’s funniest moments: WWE Top 10, June 15, 2019

Opinion: This is the kind of thing that you see every now and then but it is still interesting every single time. You don’t see someone winning a title by accident very often but that is exactly what you saw with R-Truth here. It is also nice to have McMahon be pleased with what happened instead of losing his mind over everything that happened, especially as it made things a bit more interesting.

What did you think of the title change? What is your favorite wrestling flub? 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 30 wrestling books.

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