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Logan Paul announces tournament to find the next U.S. title contender

Logan Paul made his way back to WWE television on Friday Night SmackDown this week in Brooklyn looking for the next challenger to his United States championship. Instead of a multi-man match like Triple H seems to love booking for such things, we got an announcement instead.

A tournament!

Indeed, Paul himself revealed he had a chat with SmackDown General Manager Nick Aldis and, starting next week, a field of eight wrestlers will square up for a chance at his title. Those wrestlers are:

  • Santos Escobar
  • Dragon Lee
  • Bobby Lashley
  • Karrion Kross
  • Austin Theory
  • Grayson Waller
  • Kevin Owens
  • A wrestler from NXT

When announcing the NXT wrestler, Paul said “it could be anyone.” There are quite a few names currently working the developmental brand who are primed for a call up and have been for some time but this could very well be a one-shot deal as well. We’ll have to wait and see on all that.

Also noteworthy is Kross finally getting something to do on television again.

Like the field? Early favorite?

Get complete SmackDown results and complete coverage of this week’s episode right here.

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