Kevin Owens, who defeated Austin Theory and Carmelo Hayes to reach the final, defeated Santos Escobar, who defeated Dragon Lee and Bobby Lashley to book his spot, to win the United States Title Tournament. He did so on this week’s special “New Year’s Revolution” episode of Friday Night SmackDown in Vancouver.
Escobar seemingly had help, with his newfound friends Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo out with him for the match. But the LWO arrived to fight them all the way backstage, leaving Santos to fend for himself.
Owens took care of business from there.
It sets up an intriguing next United States championship match, with Owens challenging Logan Paul for his title at the upcoming Royal Rumble premium live event scheduled for Sat., Jan. 27, 2024, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The updated Royal Rumble lineup:
- Men’s Royal Rumble
- Women’s Royal Rumble
- WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. TBA
- United States Championship: Logan Paul (c) vs. Kevin Owens