Fastlane 2019: Samoa Joe Retains US title

Samoa Joe was able to prevail over the trio of R Truth, Andrade and Rey Mysterio to retain his United States Championship at Fastlane 2019 in a rematch of the match from SmackDown last week.

Rey Mysterio vs Andrade vs Samoa Joe vs R-truth - United State Championship
Rey Mysterio vs Andrade vs Samoa Joe vs R-truth – United State Championship

Prior to the kick-off show, Carmella was backstage trying to get signatures from people to get a rematch for R-Truth where she ended up arguing with Zelina Vega about the next title shot. Samoa Joe interrupted them and told that he will be happy to put Truth, Andrade and anyone else to sleep to keep his title. Joe then signed Carmella’s sheet and walks off. Later, the match was confirmed to be a Fatal 4 Way between Joe, Truth, Andrade and Rey Mysterio.

In another highly entertaining match, Joe started the match running over the other opponents before match ran into the usual routine with all four of stars taking control one by one and countering each others’ move. Carmella and Zelina Vega also got into a brawl at the ringside and Truth and Andrade had to intervene to separate them. After Truth hit John Cena’s signature moves, Joe took him out before avoiding 619 from Rey and putting him in the Coquina Clutch to pass him out.

Anticipations are high that John Cena would return to face either of R Truth or Samoa Joe or both at WrestleMania this year but nothing is set in stone by WWE till now. Whichever combination WWE will go for looks good on paper though.


For complete results from the Fastlane 2019 event, please click here.

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