On this past week's SmackDown Live, WWE began the show by having SmackDown's general manager Daniel Bryan announced a United States Championship tournament, as it was needed after what appeared to be Dolph Ziggler's voluntary relinquishing the title last week.
The tournament had two first-round matches this week on WWE's blue brand, with Bobby Roode defeating the former United States Champion Baron Corbin to advance to the next round, while former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal won against Tye Dillinger to book his spot in the second round.
However, if recent reports are to be believed, this might not be the last time we see The Perfect 10 on our screens for a while, as he could be about to receive a very interesting push.
According to a report by The Inquisitr, at a WWE live event last night in Detroit, Dillinger won a singles match against Sin Cara. Following the match, the two shared a handshake, but The Perfect 10 then laid out Cara with a cheap shot.
What a lot of people believe is that this could be the start of a heel turn for Dillinger, with WWE officials testing the waters to see if the heel turn would be a great idea to rejuvenate his character on SmackDown Live.
It's been almost a year since The Perfect 10 made his first appearance on the main roster at the 2017 Royal Rumble, before going on to join the main roster permanently on the first episode of SmackDown Live after WrestleMania 33 in April.
Since this debut, Dillinger has been a babyface, but his inconsistent booking on the show since his debut has meant his babyface run has become stale and it needs freshening up. A heel turn will do just that.
There's no doubt that The Perfect 10 will be able to pull off a heel run, the worry is that the WWE Universe might not get behind the character change. As a heel, he certainly should be in the United States title picture despite his recent elimination for the tournament to win the vacant title.
Hopefully, the heel turn will mean Dillinger will receive more consistent booking on SmackDown in the future.
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