WWE has released their full bracket for their United States Championship tournament which began this past week on SmackDown Live and it looks it could be very interesting and help push further many storylines.
This week on WWE's blue brand, SmackDown's general manager Daniel Bryan opened up the show by announcing a United States Championship tournament, as it was required after what looked like Dolph Ziggler freely relinquished the United States title last week.
Two of the first round matches in the tournament took place on that very same night as well, 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.
On Thursday, WWE announced the superstars that would be participating and filling up the rest of the bracket, bringing in some interesting faces that could make the tournament very exciting to watch.
Roode is on one side of the bracket after defeating Corbin, while Mahal is on the other after winning against Dillinger. The Glorious One will now later face off against either Zack Ryder or Mojo Rawley, depending on who wins their first-round match.
As for The Modern Day Maharaja, he will either face Xavier Woods or Aiden English, depending on who wins their first-round match. The other two first-round matches are expected to take place next week on SmackDown from the Amway Center in Orlando.
The funny thing is, Xavier Woods didn't find out that he was in the tournament until we did, and he had quite a hilarious reaction to that fact as you can see in the video below.
If you had to judge how the tournament will unfold, it's easy to see Rawley defeating Ryder to advance since he's only just turned heel, so he'll most likely face Roode in the next round. It's anyone's guess who would win that match considering both superstars are in the middle of a push.
As for the other side of the bracket, you could definitely see English pulling his moves to give up his spot in the tournament to Rusev, and then The Bulgarian Brute beats Woods, as well as Mahal to advance to the final in order to capitalize on the hype of Rusev Day.
This should make for exciting viewing on SmackDown over the next couple of weeks, as the finals of the United States title tournament will take place at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view in Philadelphia on January 28.
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