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5 Superstars who deserve to win the WWE US title

Over the years, the United States title has added a lot of value and has made various Superstars relevant. But, ever since Shinsuke Nakamura beat Jeff Hardy at WWE Extreme Rules to win the US title, he hardly defended the title as he has put the belt on the line only twice, the rematch against Hardy at WWE SummerSlam and against Rusev on SmackDown Live. With Nakamura hardly getting TV time, it is very evident that he is not adding any vale being the champion and high time that WWE should realize this and take the title off him. Let us take a look at five Superstars who deserve to hold the US title.

Rusev

Rusev Day! Rusev Day! Rusev Day! These were the chants that could be heard wherever there was a WWE event irrespective of the presence of Rusev at the arena in the first half of 2018. He was the most over Superstar in the roster then, and that was the right time for WWE to give him a well-deserved title run. He was booked in a Fatal-4-Way match at WrestleMania against Bobby Roode, Randy Orton and the eventual champion Jinder Mahal for the United States title.

Since then, he was involved in some mid-card feuds including the one he had with his former best friend, Aiden English. Over the last few weeks, he is even struggling to find time on television. WWE could have easily handed the title to him when he was over, but they failed to do so. Better late than never, WWE can still put the US title on Rusev.

Randy Orton

Earlier this year, Randy Orton became a Grand Slam champion after he won the US title, the one title that has eluded him in the WWE over the last 15 years, by beating Bobby Roode in the WWE Fastlane February. He dropped the title to Jinder Mahal at WrestleMania soon after and the Viper was not involved in any title feuds since then.

Currently, he is involved in a feud with Rey Mysterio, and things have spiced up between the two as Randy removed Rey Mysterio’s mask in the latest episode of SmackDown Live. With this happening, there are more chances of both these veterans taking on each other in the TLC PPV. Following the PPV, WWE could have Randy go after Shinsuke Nakamura for the US title. Randy has been doing a fine job as a heel and him winning the title can be used to put over the upcoming talents and eventually drop the title to them.

Samoa Joe

Over the last few months, AJ Styles and Samoa Joe showed why they are two of the best in the business as they had a great feud and put on as many as three classic matches for the WWE title. After Joe stole the chance to face Styles at SummerSlam, the Samoan Submission Machine targetted Styles’ family and played some mind game in a bid to cause mental pain to the champion.

At SummerSlam, Styles attacked Joe, got disqualified and retained his title. In the rematch at WWE Hell In A Cell, Joe made Styles tap out to a Coquina Clutch, but the referee didn’t see it and awarded Styles a win by pinfall. This led to SmackDown GM Paige book the last match of the feud at WWE Super Show-Down and Styles got the better of Joe via submission.

Without a doubt, Joe is a fantastic wrestler and is good with the mic too. He has won accolades everywhere, and WWE is one place where he is yet to win a main roster title. With Nakamura’s ri\en becoming stale and Joe not having any proper direction after he was squashed by Drew McIntyre at WWE SummerSlam, WWE can have him feud with Nakamura and eventually win the title.

Rey Mysterio

Before Rey Mysterio returned to WWE, there were reports of him having a feud with Shinsuke Nakamura for the US title where he will come out victorious before eventually dropping the title to Andrade “Cien” Almas. But, ever since returning to WWE in the historic 1000th episode of SmackDown Live, Rey Mysterio has been pitted against Randy Orton for his first feud. The feud has gained momentum of late and irrespective of who comes out victorious in the feud, Mysterio should go after Nakamura for the US title.

While Mysterio is a three-time World Champion, two-time Intercontinental Champion, and four-time Tag Team Champion, he has never won the US title before. Mysterio winning the title will make him the 19th Grand Slam, and at the same time, the WWE could get one of the possible dream feuds that could happen shortly, Almas vs. Mysterio. If Mysterio wins the title, he will make the title relevant.

Andrade “Cien” Almas

Without a doubt, Andrade “Cien” Almas is one of the best in-ring workers in WWE at the moment. However, he was not used properly when he was with WWE NXT as he was jobbing in the mid-card. But, ever since Zelina Vega joined hands with Almas, fortunes changed for Almas as he won the NXT championship, had a decent run before making it to the main roster after WrestleMania this year.

Though he is not good with the mic, a disadvantage that has been nullified by having Zelina by his side, he has put on great matches against the likes of Styles and Daniel Bryan since making his main roster debut. Almas can do a great job as a US champion, and WWE should put the title on him before it becomes too late.

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