The number one contender for the WWE United States Championship Title was crowned on the recent episode of Friday Night SmackDown.
In December it was first announced there would be a tournament to find the number one contender for Logan Paul’s WWE United States Championship Title.
When first announced the superstars included Dragon Lee, Santos Escobar, Grayson Waller, Kevin Owens, Bobby Lashley, Karrion Kross, Austin Theory, and an unnamed NXT Superstar.
The unnamed NXT Superstar turned out to be Carmelo Hayes. To start of the tournament Santos Escobar defeated Dragon Lee in an impressive fashion.
On the same night Bobby Lashley defeated Karrion Kross in a dominate fashion. Carmelo Hayes would defeat Grayson Waller in a fast paced and exciting match.
Kevin Owens would defeat Austin Theory even with a broken hand. Lashley, Escobar, Hayes, and Owens move on into the semifinals matches.
On the December 22nd edition of Friday Night SmackDown the number on contender semifinals match took place. Santos Escobar would defeat Bobby Lashley with the help of Humberto Carrillo and Angel Garza causing a major distraction.
Also on December 22nd Kevin Owens would advance into the finals match when he defeated Carmelo Hayes in a epic match.
On the January 5th edition of Friday Night SmackDown: New Year’s Revolution the final match took place. This match would kick off the episode of SmackDown.
The WWE United States Champion Logan Paul would watch at ringside joining the commentary team.
The match was fast paced and had many memorable moments. Kevin Owens would win the match via pinfall after hitting the pop up power bomb followed directly by a stunner.
Kevin Owens will face Logan Paul for his WWE United States Championship at the Royal Rumble.
Photo Credit – WWE