Tonight during the KickOff Show broadcast of the WWE Royal Rumble event, Bobby Roode defeated Mojo Rawley, to retain the United States WWE Championship.
Rawley was the superstar of SmackDown Live that responded to the open challenge established by Bobby Roode, seeking revenge for his defeat in the final of the tournament that determined the new champion of the United States, where he lost precisely against “The Glorious One”. With this victory, Roode retained the title and made his first defense as a champion.
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It should be remembered that Dolph Ziggler was the champion of the United States, however, “The ShowOff” vacated the championship and because of this, the tournament was organized in which participated Jinder Mahal, Zack Ryder, Xavier Woods, Baron Corbin and the fighters of this night, Mojo Rawley, and Bobby Roode. Despite the expectation for a reappearance of Ziggler, he did not come to claim the title or to confront Roode after his fight.