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Carmelo Hayes, Kevin Owens advance in United States Title Tournament

A couple weeks back, Logan Paul announced an eight-man tournament would take place over the coming weeks to find the next challenger to his United States championship. Said tournament got underway with two first round matches last week, as Santos Escobar and Bobby Lashley advanced.

This week, we got two more matches.

First, Carmelo Hayes, who was the man chosen by Shawn Michaels to represent NXT in this tournament, scored a victory over Grayson Waller in a fun match that showcased what Hayes has to offer the main roster whenever he comes here for good.

Later, Kevin Owens used his injury to his advantage, knocking out Austin Theory with the cast on his hand to score the pinfall and the victory.

Carmelo Hayes vs. Kevin Owens will take place in the semifinals, which will go down on next week’s show.

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

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