Details on how Vince McMahon reacted to accidental title change in 2019

On the January 29th 2019 edition of WWE Smackdown, R-Truth pinned Shinsuke Nakamura to win the United States title in a finish that was botched. Nakamura was supposed to kick out of a schoolboy rollup but the timing was off and R-Truth was declared the new champion.

During an interview with James Romero of Wrestling Shoot Interviews, former WWE referee Mike Chioda talked about Vince McMahon’s backstage reaction…

“Vince loved it,” Chioda said. “R-Truth tells me the wrong f***ing finish. ‘You said you were only getting schoolboyed once!’ And he was like, ‘Oh, my bad, dawg, I’m sorry, man.’ He had the US title or something, 24-hour title… US title, I think. So it was kind of funny. I thought I was gonna get a bunch of heat coming back and Vince was like, ‘That was phenomenal, I loved it!’ I’m like, ‘What? Okay, great.’” (quote courtesy of