– Two matches have been officially confirmed for the first SmackDown Live of 2018 next week. First, Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable will take on The Usos for the SmackDown Live Tag Team Titles after defeating The New Day and Rusev & Aiden English in a Triple Threat No. 1-contender’s match last night.
Also, The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Breezango has been confirmed after The Ascension challenged The Bludgeon Brothers on Breezango’s behalf.
– On last night’s SmackDown Live former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal defeated Tye Dillinger to advance to the second round of the United States Championship Tournament. WWE posted the following video of Mahal backstage in which he claims he’ll bring class, dignity and diversity to the United States Title: