Ricochet overcame huge odds to win the World Cup Tournament semifinal this week on SmackDown. The One and Only defeated Braun Strowman in one of the two semifinals. He’ll take on a formidable opponent next week.

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WWE announced that Ricochet will square off against Santos Escobar in the final of the SmackDown World Cup next week on the blue brand. Escobar defeated BUTCH in the first semifinal this week.

Ricochet defeated Strowman in the second semifinal. The former Intercontinental Champion defeated The Monster Among Omen following an interference from Imperium.


Fans believed WWE sent message to Strowman by making him lose to Ricochet on SmackDown this week. Ricochet saved Strowman from Imperium’s attack after the match as well.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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