The match will air on the Christmas Night edition of SmackDown, next Tuesday.
WWE announced the following on the title change:
Major news from Tuesday's SmackDown LIVE tapings (CAUTION: SPOILERS)
Rusev defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to win the United States Championship at Tuesday night's SmackDown LIVE in Fresno, Calif.
With his victory, The Bulgarian Brute is now a three-time United States Champion.
See how Rusev captured the title when the championship match airs on the Christmas night edition of SmackDown LIVE, next Tuesday at 8/7 C on USA.
For those who missed it, below are photos of the new champion and Lana. We've also included a new fan video:
New US Champ! Rusev pic.twitter.com/UiehVwFVCl— BIGTONYLX (@THEBIGTONYLX) December 19, 2018
New US Champ! Rusev pic.twitter.com/kiHe3G1Sie— BIGTONYLX (@THEBIGTONYLX) December 19, 2018