WWE have released the full bracket for their ongoing United States Championship Tournament, the finals of which will take place at the Royal Rumble on January 28th.
Kicking off on this week's SmackDown, the competition has already seen former title-holder Baron Corbin fall to Bobby Roode, and former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal progress beyond Tye Dillinger. Xavier Woods vs. Aiden English and Zack Ryder vs. Mojo Rawley comprise the last two first round bouts, which could take place next week.
The bracket was revealed in a new WWE Now video with Cathy Kelley:-
The tournament was necessitated when Dolph Ziggler relinquished the championship just two nights after winning it from Corbin at Clash Of Champions. 'The Show-Off' seemingly walked out of SmackDown on December 19th, but this was all part of an angle, and he is expected to return to television before long.
It's hard to tell where WWE are heading with this, as Dolph is yet to publicly respond to the tournament. Regardless, the bracket's omissions have caused a bigger stir than anything else, with the likes of Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and Rusev all absent.