On Tuesday night, Daniel Bryan announced a tournament to determine the new United States champion. In the first two matches, Bobby Roode defeated former champion Baron Corbin to advance, and former WWE champion Jinder Mahal beat Tye Dillinger. It looks like we’re on a collision course for Roode vs Mahal, but upcoming Smackdown live events say otherwise.
According to several reports, it seems that some SD Live adverts are listing Baron Corbin as the United States champion, and that he’ll be defending his belt against Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode. It’s strange to see this, considering Corbin was out of the first round on Tuesday. At this point, no one is entirely sure how we’ll get there. However, it is important to note that Ziggler’s leaving is entirely kayfabe, so everything up to this point should be going according to a certain plan.
Whether that means Corbin will end up with the title back around his waist soon is unclear. The card is always subject to change. It’s also possible that Roode wins the belt at the end of the tournament and loses it to Corbin. At this point, it’s all speculation.