Dec. 27 (UPI) -- WWE star Andrade became the new United States Champion during a non-televised event at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Andrade captured the championship after defeating Rey Mysterio in front of a live audience on Thursday.
WWE made the announcement on Instagram alongside a photo of Andrade holding the United States Championship while speaking with his manager, Zelina Vega.
Andrade earned the championship opportunity after defeating his rival Humberto Carillo as part of a Gauntlet match, WWE said.
Andrade is a former NXT Champion. The United States Championship is the grappler's first title since moving over to Raw and Smackdown in 2018.