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WWE News:  Jinder Mahal talks about what he will bring to the WWE United States Championship

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Jinder Mahal making his entrance on this week's SmackDown Live...

What's the story?

On this week's edition of SmackDown Live, Jinder Mahal defeated Tye Dillinger to advance in the tournament to crown a new WWE United States Champion. After the win, Jinder would speak with an interviewer backstage on what he would bring to the title. Take a look at the video below.

In case you didn't know...

Jinder Mahal won the WWE Championship in the same city (Chicago) that he defeated Dillinger to advance in the WWE United States Championship tournament this week. Jinder defeated Randy Orton at Backlash this past May to become the 50th person to hold the prestigious championship.

The heart of the matter...

During the post-match interview, Jinder stated that he will bring the same class, dignity, and diversity to the WWE United States Championship as he did to the WWE Championship he held for 170 days this year.

Dolph Ziggler won the WWE United States Championship in a triple threat match against Bobby Roode and Baron Corbin at Clash Of Champions earlier this month, but on the following SmackDown Live, he relinquished the title without any explanation as part of a storyline.

Roode defeated Corbin on this week's edition of SmackDown Live to advance with Jinder to the semi-finals.

What's next?

Expect the other two first-round matches in the WWE United States Championship tournament to take place on the first SmackDown Live of the new year next week. SmackDown takes place at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on January 2nd.

Author's take...

Now that Jinder Mahal is completely out of the WWE Championship picture, I think it was great to have him win the first round match against Tye Dillinger to at least give him some momentum after losing at Clash Of Champions.

In the end, I think Roode comes out as the winner of this tournament. If he does, I hope he has a flashy patriotic robe to wear for his next GLORIOUS entrance.

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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