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Andrade vs. Humberto Carrillo confirmed for WWE Royal Rumble


Humberto Carrillo’s challenge to Andrade has been accepted, as the two will face off at the Royal Rumble this Sunday.

WWE confirmed today that Andrade will defend the WWE United States title against Humberto Carrillo this Sunday. Following his return on Monday night, Humberto Carrillo issued a challenge to Andrade on social media, saying that if Andrade wanted to pick on someone, he should pick on him.

In storyline, Carrillo was gone for a month following a hammerlock DDT into exposed concrete by Andrade during a gauntlet match that was to determine the next challenger for the United States title. Andrade ended up defeating Rey Mysterio for the United States title later in December.

Mysterio and Andrade squared off in a ladder match this past Monday on Raw. Andrade was able to hold on to the title thanks to interference from his business manager Zelina Vega. Andrade then went to lay out Mysterio the same way he did with Carrillo last month, but Carrillo (who was dressed up as a fan under a mask) jumped over the guardrail and attacked Andrade, sending him packing.

The Royal Rumble will take place this Sunday at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.