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WWE SmackDown video highlights: US title tournament begins


The tournament to crown a new United States Champion began on SmackDown last night.

Daniel Bryan announced the tournament in the opening segment after last week's storyline where Dolph Ziggler left the title in the ring and seemingly walked out. It will be single-elimination and will feature eight wrestlers, and Bobby Roode vs. Baron Corbin and Jinder Mahal vs. Tye Dillinger were the first two matches to take place.

Elsewhere on SmackDown, AJ Styles faced Kevin Owens in a non-title match that could have implications for Styles' Royal Rumble direction, The Usos' next challengers were decided, and The Riott Squad were outnumbered by Natalya, Carmella, Lana, and Tamina following Ruby Riott vs. Naomi.

More coverage from last night --

WWE SmackDown video highlights --

Bryan announces a US title tournament, makes a tag team number one contender's match

New Day vs. Rusev & English vs. Gable & Benjamin (winners challenge The Usos next week)

Shane and Bryan disagree over the US title tournament and this week's main event

Breezango vs. The Bludgeon Brothers

The Ascension challenge The Bludgeon Brothers again on behalf of Breezango

Naomi vs. Ruby Riott, The Riott Squad gets outnumbered after the match

Bobby Roode vs. Baron Corbin in a US title tournament first round match

Tye Dillinger vs. Jinder Mahal in a US title tournament first round match

Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura officially enter next month's Royal Rumble

AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens in a non-title match

SmackDown fallout: AJ Styles doesn't elaborate on what happened at the end of the show

SmackDown fallout: Natalya will be part of the women's Royal Rumble

SmackDown fallout: Jinder Mahal plans on becoming the next US Champion