Event Title

WWE SmackDown Live Episode 961

Date

January 16, 2018

Venue

Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas, United States of America, North America

Ring Announcer

Greg Hamilton

Commentators

Byron Saxton
Corey Graves
Tom Phillips
  1. Jinder Mahal (w/ The Singh Brothers) beat Xavier Woods (w/ Big E & Kofi Kingston) via pinfall (0:18:01)
    Stipulations: The winner of this match will advance to the finals of the WWE United States Championship Tournament
  2. Bobby Roode beat Mojo Rawley via pinfall (0:13:10)
    Stipulations: The winner of this match will advance to the finals of the WWE United States Championship Tournament
  3. The Riott Squad (Liv Morgan, Rudy Riott, & Sarah Logan) beat WWE SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, & Naomi via pinfall in a Six-Man Tag Team Match when Morgan pinned Naomi (0:08:20)
  4. Bobby Roode beat Jinder Mahal via pinfall to win the WWE United States Championship (0:15:48)
    Stipulations: The winner of this match will be awarded the vacant WWE United States Championship
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