Rusev defends United States Championship in Extreme Rules rematch

Kalisto vs. Rusev - United States Title Match: WWE Extreme Rules 2016

The Bulgarian Brute attempts to dominate the high-flying United States Champion: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

Rusev made good on his promise to capture the United States Championship from Kalisto at Extreme Rules, delivering a punishing performance in their title showdown. In fact, The Bulgarian Brute nearly snapped the masked Superstar in half with his vicious Accolade submission maneuver.

Despite losing the contest and his championship Sunday, the Lucha Dragon showed tremendous heart, withstanding an onslaught of offense to nearly claim an upset victory. The high-flying Superstar now has a chance to win back the coveted title when he challenges The Super Athlete in huge Extreme Rules rematch. But will Kalisto be at full strength after nearly being bent in half at Extreme Rules? See who walks out of SmackDown the United States Champion.

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