Rusev Wins The United States Championship

Rusev and Lana

With Lana by his side, Rusev defeated Shinsuke Nakamura on tonight’s episode of SmackDown LIVE to become the new United States Champion.

With his victory, Rusev is now a three-time United States Champion. Nakamura won the title from Jeff Hardy on July 15 at Extreme Rules.

In this post-match interview with Kayla Braxton, Rusev revels in winning the United States Championship on his 33rd birthday, Christmas Day and Rusev Day.