WWE Raw: Andrade Retains United States Championship in Insane Ladder Match Against Rey Mysterio

Andrade once again successfully retained the United States Championship against Rey Mysterio on this week's Monday Night Raw, this time in a brutal ladder match. Mysterio looked to have the match won when he powerbombed his opponent off the ladder, then hit a 619. But as he tried to climb Zelina Vega perched herself on top of the ladder and blocked his path. The delay gave the champ enough time to get back up and hit the legendary luchador with a Hammerlock DDT through ladder.

After the win Andrade teased hitting Mysterio with a DDT onto the unprotected concrete floor, but he was chased away by a returning Humberto Carrillo.

This coming weekend will be an eventful one for WWE, starting off on Saturday night with the World Collide event between NXT and NXT UK. Check out the full card below:

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The night before the Rumble will see NXT battle NXT UK for brand supremacy at the Worlds Collide event at Houston's Toyota Center. Here's the card for that show:

  • Imperium (Walter, Alexander Wolfe, Fabian Aicher, Marcel Barthel) vs. The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish)
  • NXT Women's Championship: Rhea Ripely vs. Toni Storm
  • Finn Balor vs. Ilja Dargunov
  • NXT Cruiserweight Championship: Angel Garza vs. Isaiah Scott vs. TBD vs. TBD
  • DIY vs. Moustache Mountain

Then on Sunday night the Royal Rumble will take place at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros. Here's the card for that show thus far:

  • WWE Universal Championship: "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan (Strap Match)
  • Raw Women's Championship: Becky Lynch vs. Asuka
  • SmackDown Women's Championship: Bayley vs. Lacey Evans
  • Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin (Falls Count Anwhere)
  • Sheamus vs. Shorty G
  • Men's Royal Rumble Match (Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Erick Rowan, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Ricochet, Drew McIntyre, Elias, King Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Otis, Tucker, Rusev, Bobby Lashley, Aleister Black, Buddy Murphy, Cain Velasquez, Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, TBA) — Winner Gets a World Championship Match at WrestleMania 36
  • Women's Royal Rumble Match (Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, Sarah Logan, TBA) — Winners Gets a Women's Championship Match at WrestleMania 36

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