The show happened on Dec. 18, and it will air on Dec. 25. Fortunately, both are Rusev Day.
Some wlll say this overrides conventional wisdom that nothing major happens on pre-taped holiday shows. Others will argue that the way the United States title has been booked throughout Shinsuke Nakamura’s five month reign means this isn’t major news.
Either way, at the taping last night at Fresno’s Save Mart Center, the Bulgarian Brute beat Nakamura to become a three-time U.S. champ. WWE broke the news themselves overnight,
We’ll have a full spoiler report in a little bit, along with the usual SmackDown coverage on Christmas Day.
In the meantime, a happy Rusev Day to you and yours.