Bobby Roode and Jinder Mahal battle to become the new United States Champion

Bobby Roode was crowned the new United States champion after beating Jinder Mahal in the tournament final on SmackDown.

Roode defeated Mojo Rawley in a semi-final earlier in the episode, while Mahal booked his place with a win over Xavier Woods.

That led to the Glorious One challenging Mahal to stage the tournament final match there and then, and although he declined, SmackDown general manager came out and booked the match.

Roode was plagued throughout by injured ribs, which the Modern-Day Maharaja attempted to capitalise on whenever possible, but emerged victorious when he countered a Khallas attempt into his Glorious DDT.

It was enough for the three-count and his first main roster title, having been NXT champion during his time there.

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