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Live event ads might have spoiled US Championship Tournament

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.

  • CC

    They have already done the Corbin defending against Roode and Ziggler, so the most likely scenario is the information is just out of date rather than an indication that Corbin will be regaining the title and going through exactly the same feud again.

  • CC

    Yeah, out of the company.

  • Arnold Jackson

    No one is but they seem to want to push him at the moment.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    I’ve never been a Mojo fan.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Mojo does need a good push.

  • Arnold Jackson

    It really likes like that is the way they are setting this thing up. Extreme dark horse in this is Mojo. They could pull a Jinder and push Mojo to the belt.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I see them putting the U.S. title on Jinder Mahal to put a title back on Jinder. Let him build himself as a Untied States Champion.

  • And the easy way to figure it out is ask who put out the advertisement, WWE, or the venue that’s booked for the Live Event. The venue’s aren’t always kept up to date on storylines and champions (they’ve got plenty of other things to deal with), and will put out advertisements based on what was happening when the venue was booked (or what WWE told them was going to be happening around the time of the show).

  • jedi

    Im with mojo

  • Will Henderson

    remember the golden rule of advertising for a wrestling event, that the card is subject to change. it’s possible the advertising for these were all not updated yet, hence the term “card subject to change”.

  • Shmulik Fromovitch

    Maybe Roode will win the title match, then Corbin will demand his title rematch (he rightfully deserves)…