The United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura was supposed to defend his title against Tye Dillinger on SmackDown Live earlier this week. However, a hand injury would keep the Perfect 10 out of contention.
Instead, Nakamura quickly put away R-Truth. Now, though, it seems that Nakamura is slated to defend the championship at WWE Crown Jewel.
— WWE (@WWE) November 1, 2018
The WWE announced that Shinsuke Nakamura would put his US Title on the line against Rusev tomorrow night. The King of Strong Style has a pretty tough defense coming up, as the Bulgarian Brute is a former two-time United States Champion.
Will the Cheapshot Artist overcome his challenger, or will Saudi Arabia celebrate a glorious Rusev Day on Friday?