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WWE SmackDown Live Results 16th January 2018 Results, Live Commentary; Huge Title Match Announced For Tonight

How will the United States Championship tournament pan out?
Updated: 17 January 2018 08:33 IST - Published: 17 January 2018 08:16 IST
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That's the end of tonight's SmackDown Live! We have a new United States Champion in Bobby Roode! Glorious! Here are the results for tonight's show:

- Jinder Mahal defeats Xavier Woods to move to the final of the United States Championship Tournament
- Bobby Roode defeats Mojo Rawley to move to the final of the United States Championship tournament
- The Riott Squad defeat Charlotte, Naomi and Becky Lynch
- Bobby Roode defeats Jinder Mahal to become the new United States Champion
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Roode goes to the top rope and lands a Blockbuster and covers... but Mahal just kicks out. Roode can't believe it.

Roode goes for the Glorious DDT but Mahal counters with a cover, but Roode kicks out. Both men clothesline each other; Roode lands a spinebuster and goes for the Glorious DDT, but Mahal counters.

Mahal goes for the Khallas but Roode countered and hit the Glorious DDT and gets the three count.

Bobby Roode defeats Jinder Mahal to become the new United States Champion
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Jinder goes to work on Roode's ribs again; Roode lands an elbow to the face of Jinder and then somehow clotheslines Jinder out of the ring and then lands another clothesline from the outside. 

Roode goes to the top corner for a crossbody, but didn't land the move properly and Jinder capitalises with a quick cover, but just the two count. 
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After Mahal lands a few punches, Roode tries to counter with a quick cover, but Mahal gets a huge superkick! Jinder covers, but Roode just about kicks out. 
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Roode tries to fight back with a few punches, but Mahal lands a huge knee on Roode's face and covers... but Roode somehow kicks out!
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Jinder continues to go to work on Roode's ribs...
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Back from the break, Mahal is still targetting Roode's rib cage as he drags Roode's ribs onto the ring post and then pushes him into the barricade. 

Mahal now has Roode in an abdominal stretch, as Roode struggles with a rib injury. 
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Jinder immediately pushes Roode to the turnbuckle. Roode lands a few punches and a chop, before Mahal gets a few kicks into Roode's injured ribs. Roode fights back with a couple of punches on Mahal's head; Mahal lands a huge boot, but Roode moves out of the way which pushes Mahal outside. 

Roode follows him outside, but Mahal capitalises on Roode's injury and throws him into the steps, before throwing him ribs first into the barricade, as we head to the commercial break. 
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SmackDown Live GM, Daniel Bryan, and Commissioner, Shane McMahon, are ringside before the start of the US Title Tournament finals between Jinder Mahal (minus The Singh Brothers) and Bobby Roode. 
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Backstage, The Usos are interviewed about their match against Gable and Benjamin at the Royal Rumble and sound supremely confident as they hype their match, but are attacked by Gable and Benjamin during the interview and tell them that they are not going to hold on to their SmackDown tag team titles for long!
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Back from the break, Ruby Riott has taken control for her team and tags in Morgan, who tells Riott to throw Lynch's face into her knees. Lynch tries to get a tag but Morgan pulls her to the floor by her hair. Logan is tagged in and has Lynch in a headlock and then takes her down. Becky recovers and tags in Naomi who punches Logan off the apron and then multiple kicks to Morgan and then a crossbody.

She covers, but just the two count as Logan breaks the count. Charlotte takes out Logan with a spear, but Morgan takes advantage of the distraction and lands what looks like a modified codebreaker and gets the three count.

The Riott Squad defeat Charlotte, Naomi and Becky Lynch. 
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Charlotte and Liv Morgan kick things off to start the match and Flair immediately throws Morgan to the floor twice and covers, for just the one count. Morgan lands a huge kick to Charlotte's face, but counters with huge chops.

Ruby Riott is tagged in, but Charlotte is still in control and tags in Becky Lynch, who lands a few rights before Naomi is tagged in, and as we head into the break, the team of Charlotte, Naomi and Lynch are in control. 
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Roode goes for the Glorious DDT, but Rawley counters and throws him high in the air and Roode falls face first into the mat. Rawley tries to take advantage, but he wastes some time in trash talking and Roode capitalises with a boot to Rawley's face. Roode then lands a Glorious DDT and the three count. 

Bobby Roode defeats Mojo Rawley to advance to the final of the United States Championship tournament.

After the match, Roode is attacked by The Singh Brothers and Jinder Mahal arrives on the scene to say that he will defeat him next week. Roode wants the match to happen tonight, but Mahal isn't keen and says the "match will happen on my time". 

SmackDown Live GM Daniel Bryan makes an entrance and announces that the United States Championship match will happen tonight!!!
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Rawley then throws Roode into the turnbuckle and drives into Roode's sternum; Rawley tries it once more, but Roode steps out of the way and Rawley runs into the post. 

Roode takes advantage of this and lands a few clotheslines, and follows it up with the neckbreaker. 
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Back from the break, Rawley still has control of the match and has Roode in a submission hold, but Roode counters; Rawley recovers and lands a huge boot on Roode's face and covers... just the two count. 
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Rawley lands a huge elbow to the face of Roode and then ran into Roode to knock him down, followed by a headbutt. Rawley then lands a huge kick and follows Roode to the outside and pushes him into the barricade. That looked brutal! Rawley looks determined to win the title!
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Right at the start of the match, Rawley throws Roode face first to the mat. Roode then puts Rawley in a headlock, then a knockdown, followed by another headlock...