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United States title match added to WWE WrestleMania 35

A United States Championship match has been confirmed for WrestleMania 35.

During tonight's SmackDown, it was announced that Rey Mysterio will challenge for Samoa Joe's United States title at WrestleMania. Mysterio pinned Joe in a tag team match on SmackDown last week to set up him getting the title shot.

Mysterio did a backstage interview on SmackDown tonight and announced his match against Joe for WrestleMania. Mysterio's son Dominic, who has trained to be a professional wrestler with Lance Storm, also appeared in the segment. Dominic called Joe a bully and said he'll be sitting front row for Joe vs. Mysterio at WrestleMania.

Joe won the U.S. title on the March 5 episode of SmackDown, defeating Andrade, R-Truth, and Mysterio in a fatal four-way match. R-Truth held the title prior to Joe winning it.

WrestleMania 35 is taking place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on April 7. Here's the updated card:

  • Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey defending against Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch in a triple threat match
  • Universal Champion Brock Lesnar defending against Seth Rollins
  • Triple H vs. Batista in a no holds barred match
  • AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton
  • United States Champion Samoa Joe defending against Rey Mysterio
  • Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin (Angle's farewell match)
  • Shane McMahon vs. The Miz
  • Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (Braun Strowman is the first entrant confirmed for the match)
  • WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy defending against the winner of a number one contender's tournament (Cedric Alexander is facing Tony Nese in the finals on tonight's 205 Live)