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Jeff Hardy to challenge for United States title on WWE Raw

Damian Priest's open challenge for tonight's episode of Raw has been answered.

Ahead of tonight's Raw, WWE uploaded a video with Priest announcing that Hardy has accepted his United States Championship open challenge for the show. Priest said he admires and respects Hardy, and he will be honored to defend the U.S. title against him. Priest said he hopes Hardy brings his best. But Priest said that -- as much as he admires and respects him -- Hardy's best won't be enough.

Priest won the United States Championship from Sheamus at SummerSlam last month. Priest will defend the title against Sheamus at Extreme Rules on Sunday, September 26.

Sheamus defeated Drew McIntyre on Raw last week to get the U.S. title shot at Extreme Rules.

Hardy was one of the wrestlers chasing after Reggie's 24/7 title on Raw last week.

The TD Garden in Boston is hosting tonight's Raw. Here's the updated lineup for the episode:

  • WWE Champion Bobby Lashley defends against Randy Orton (Big E tweeted earlier today that he intends on cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase tonight and becoming WWE Champion)
  • Non-title match: Raw Women's Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Shayna Baszler
  • United States Champion Damian Priest defends against Jeff Hardy
  • Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Mustafa Ali & Mansoor vs. AJ Styles, Omos, Mace & T-Bar
  • Rhea Ripley vs. Natalya