WATCH: Title Change Occurs at Smackdown Holiday Episode Taping

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Next week’s episode of SmackDown was recorded early this evening and a title change went down … but for those who don’t want to be spoiled further, this is your final warning. 

Rusev defeated Shinsuke Nakamura during tonight’s SmackDown taping to become a three-time United States Champion. He last held the U.S. title in 2016.

As you may have noticed, WWE filmed next week’s episodes of Raw and SmackDown early this week to accommodate for Christmas and Christmas Eve. 

Check out the video below to watch Rusev’s title win.