This article OBVIOUSLY contains spoilers so if you don’t want to know what happens next week on the Christmas Day episode of SmackDown Live…why did you even click this link?
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Rusev defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to become the new United States Champion in the main event of next week’s show.
New US Champ! Rusev pic.twitter.com/kiHe3G1Sie
— BIGTONYLX (@THEBIGTONYLX) December 19, 2018
If you look closely at the above picture, you can see that Shinsuke Nakamura seems to have been cut in half as his upper body is nowhere to be seen.
Rusev won clean with a Machka Kick to end what has been a very uninspiring title run for Shinsuke Nakamura. Nakamura is out of contract early next year, and has been linked with a move back to NJPW, so this could be the first step in doing that.
Happy Rusev Day everyone.