R-Truth’s U.S. title open challenge did not last long as in its second week, Truth lost his title in a fatal four-way match last night on Smackdown.
The match had Truth, Samoa Joe, Rey Mysterio, and Andrade with Samoa Joe pinning Andrade to win his first title on the main roster. Truth did not have to get pinned to lose the title, a scenario which ended up happening.
R-Truth won the United States title at the Royal Rumble by beating Shinsuke Nakamura. It was his first title win since April 2012. For the past two weeks, he did the U.S. title open challenge to honor John Cena, who did the same every week when he was champion.