United States Championship - Tajiri

September 10, 2001 - September 23, 2001

On an edition of Raw, United States Champion Chris Kanyon offered an open challenge to any WWE Superstar to take him on for the title. Tajiri accepted the challenge and stepped up big time. Kanyon escaped the Tarantula and then went for his U.S. Championship to use as a weapon. Torrie Wilson stepped in and prohibited the self-proclaimed Alliance MVP from using the belt. Tajiri then caught Kanyon off guard and spewed green mist into his eyes, which helped allow him to score the pin and his first U.S. Championship.

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