It’s rare to see a big title change at a WWE live event but it happened on Thursday night at the house show in Madison Square Garden.
As you can see below, Mysterio hit a 619 and then he attempted a splash off the top rope but that was countered and Andrade hit the Hammerlock DDT to get a clean pin.
It’s a rare title change on a house show but given that ticket sales were softer than usual for their annual holiday show at MSG, they needed something to get people buzzing for the next time they run that arena. Paul Heyman is also a strong backer of Andrade so that may be another reason why they decided to put the title on him.
Check out the clips of Andrade’s big win by clicking below.