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At WWE Stomping Grounds, the up-and-coming Ricochet will challenge United States Champion Samoa Joe in a title fight that is sure to be an absolute barn burner from start to finish.

As recent weeks have showed, the United States Championship picture is wide open, perhaps more so for the star-spangled title than for any other championship. Rey Mysterio defeated Joe in controversial fashion at WWE Money in the Bank by securing the 1-2-3 when Joe’s shoulder was clearly off the mat to take the championship, but The Master of the 619 forfeited the title back to Joe after sustaining an injury.

Soon after being christened the new U.S. Champion, Joe was confronted by a wave of prospective challengers, as Ricochet, Cesaro, Braun Strowman, Bobby Lashley and The Miz all attempted to secure a title bout.

A wild brawl on “Miz TV” led to an impromptu Six-Man Tag Team Match between the titleholder and the five men looking to challenge Joe, bringing tensions to a boiling point. A similar atmosphere permeated through the WWE Universe the following week during a chaotic Fatal 5-Way Match to determine Joe’s next opponent for the U.S Title. Out of fray came the explosive Ricochet and the potential for an intense showdown.

Time to let the fists fly at WWE Stomping Grounds, streaming live this Sunday at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.