WWE Smackdown Live Results (12/26/17) - US Title Tournament

Smackdown Live

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Full results:

  • Daniel Bryan opens the show by stripping Dolph Ziggler of the United States Title because he hasn't been able to make contact with him since his strange appearance from last week where he seemingly walked out. The title is declared vacant and a tournament is set to begin tonight. He is then interrupted by Rusev Day, New Day and Gable & Benjamin who all stake their claim for a tag title shot. Bryan makes an immediate match between all three teams with the winners getting a title shot against the Usos.
  • Gable & Benjamin def. New Day and Rusev Day to become the #1 contenders via pinfall
  • Bryan and Shane McMahon argue about not collaborating on several decisions with them finally ending it by sharing an awkward silence.
  • Breezango vs. The Bludgeon Brothers goes to a No Contest when the Ascension save Breezango and take them to the back. After the match, Ascension challenges the brothers to face Breezango again next week.
  • Ruby Riott def. Naomi via pinfall After the match, Charlotte, Natalya, Tamina, Lana and Carmella all attack the Riott Squad and send them packing to the backstage area.
  • Bobby Roode def. Baron Corbin in a United States Title Tournament First Round match via pinfall
  • Jinder Mahal def. Tye Dillinger in a United States Title Tournament First Round match via pinfall
  • Randy Orton announces that he's tired of fighting other people's battles and announces that he'll be in the Royal Rumble. Shinsuke Nakamura then shows up and announces that he will be there as well.
  • Kevin Owens [w /Sami Zayn] def. WWE Champion AJ Styles in a non-title match via pinfall After the match, AJ was not pleased with Shane McMahon accidentally costing Styles the match. Owens & Zayn celebrated with champagne and danced around.

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