Roman Reigns is stuck fighting Rusev for the United States Championship rather than challenging for the Universal Championship despite coming off a Raw where he beat Kevin Owens clean in a steel cage.
After these two’s brawl at SummerSlam en lieu of a match, they finally will lock up with Roman Reigns trying to win the United States Championship for the first time. With Roman Reigns still being built to look like one of the biggest stars in the company, he will either win it clean or lose in a cheap way to keeps him looking strong and move back into the main title scene.
After a victory over at Clash of Champions, Reigns captured his first United States Championship. Coming off a series of unsuccessful attempts at the world title, Reigns can now be a big dog in a smaller yard.
The main event is Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship. Also featured are Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley for the WWE Women’s Championship, Rusev vs. Roman Reigns for the United States Championship and New Day vs. the Club for the WWE Tag Team Championships.
|Date of transition||Notes|
|July 27, 2003||The United States Championship was revived to be exclusive to SmackDown.|
|June 23, 2008||Matt Hardy was drafted to ECW, taking the championship to that brand.|
|July 20, 2008||The United States Championship was returned to SmackDown following Shelton Benjamin's title win.|
|April 13, 2009||United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter was drafted to Raw during the 2009 WWE draft.|
|April 26, 2011||Following the 2011 WWE supplemental draft, United States Champion Sheamus was drafted to SmackDown.|
|May 1, 2011||The United States Championship was returned to Raw following Kofi Kingston's title win.
The championship remained exclusive to Raw until the end of the first brand extension.
|August 29, 2011||End of first brand extension.
The United States Champion could appear on both Raw and SmackDown.
|July 19, 2016||Reintroduction of the brand extension.
United States Champion Rusev was drafted to Raw in the 2016 WWE draft.