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United States title match set for WWE Crown Jewel pre-show

Ahead of the show taking place tomorrow, another match has been added to the card for Crown Jewel.

WWE announced this afternoon that Shinsuke Nakamura will defend his United States Championship against Rusev on the Crown Jewel pre-show. The pre-show will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern time tomorrow morning, with the main card starting at noon Eastern.

Nakamura was supposed to defend the US title against Tye Dillinger on this week's episode of SmackDown, but Dillinger had to be pulled from the match due to suffering a legitimate hand injury.

On Tuesday's SmackDown, it was confirmed that the United States Champion will face the Intercontinental Champion in a non-title match at Survivor Series in Los Angeles, California on November 18.

The updated lineup for Crown Jewel is listed below. The show is taking place at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and will feature Hulk Hogan as its host.

  • Triple H & Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker & Kane
  • Braun Strowman vs. Brock Lesnar for the vacant Universal Championship
  • WWE Champion AJ Styles defending against Samoa Joe
  • World Cup tournament finals
  • World Cup tournament semifinals
  • Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins in a World Cup tournament first round match
  • Kurt Angle vs. Dolph Ziggler in a World Cup tournament first round match
  • Jeff Hardy vs. The Miz in a World Cup tournament first round match
  • Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton in a World Cup tournament first round match
  • SmackDown Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus defending against The New Day
  • United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura defending against Rusev (kickoff match)