WWE taped next week's Christmas Day edition of SmackDown following Tuesday night’s taping. A big spoiler came out of the show and was also announced by WWE.com.
Rusev defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to capture the WWE United States Championship.
This marks the third time Rusev has held the United States Championship and ends Nakamura’s run at 157 days.
The title change will air on next week's SmackDown.