SmackDown LIVE got shook up with United States Champion Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
BOSTON — The Superstar Shake-up continued on SmackDown LIVE, as United States Champion Kevin Owens and his title became part of Team Blue. Right from the start, KO made no secret about the fact that the blue brand was now the Brand-New Kevin Owens Show.
The Prizefighter was interrupted by Baron Corbin, who wanted an opportunity at The Prizefighter’s United States Championship. Much to Owens’ dismay, the Superstar Shake-up sent Sami Zayn to SmackDown LIVE, and The Underdog from the Underground emerged to join The Prizefighter and The Lone Wolf in the ring. AJ Styles also came to the squared circle to remind all three Superstars that SmackDown LIVE was the house that he built.
SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan then hit the scene to attempt to sort everything out. He first informed Owens that his United States Title defense against Chris Jericho at WWE Payback was on as planned and whoever won would officially become a member of SmackDown LIVE as the champion.
The “Yes!” Man then doubled down on his proclamations, stating that a post-Payback No. 1 contender would be determined tonight on SmackDown LIVE with Corbin, Zayn and Styles battling in a Triple Threat main event for a future United States Championship opportunity.