The short, tragic saga of Rey Mysterio as United States Champion came to an end — for now, at least — as The Ultimate Underdog, hamstrung by a shoulder injury, came to Raw and did what needed doing by relinquishing the title to Samoa Joe. Given that Joe’s shoulders were never down for the pinfall that cost him the title, that development amounts to justice served for the once and now current champion. Rey, meanwhile, is forced to grit his teeth and do the right thing as he always has, thanks in no small part to an obstacle he couldn’t quite overcome. Nonetheless, the facts are these: Joe is champion. Joe is happy. And given that he savaged Mysterio with a Coquina Clutch anyway once he got the title back, it’s back to business as usual.