You could see this one coming even if you haven’t taken advanced booking - this one was covered in the intro course.
Sami Zayn was holding the Intercontinental title when he took a hiatus earlier this year. He showed back up with the belt shortly after Jeff Hardy beat AJ Styles for the WWE-sanctioned version of it. The three have been tangling on SmackDown ever since, and last night (Sept. 18) Hardy crashed a match between Styles and Zayn to suggest a resolution...
On Talking Smack this morning, it was made official:
The time for talk is over.— WWE (@WWE) September 19, 2020
As first reported on #TalkingSmack, @JEFFHARDYBRAND @AJStylesOrg & @SamiZayn will end the #ICTitle debate in a #TripleThreat #LadderMatch at #WWEClash! https://t.co/KIp3Jc5oD8
Whether it was the obvious route or not, this should still be great. It’s definitely an early candidate for Match of the Night honors.
Here’s the updated card for the PPV coming our way a week from Sunday at the WWE ThunderDome:
- Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Randy Orton in an Ambulance match for the WWE championship
- Jey Uso vs. Roman Reigns (c) for the Universal title
- Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross for the SmackDown Women’s championship
- Sami Zayn vs. AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy in a Ladder match for the Intercontinental title
- Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Liv Morgan & Ruby Riott for the WWE Women’s Tag Team championship
- Lucha House Party vs. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura (c) for the SmackDown Tag Team titles
WWE has also booked two matches with Clash of Champions repercussions for Monday’s go home edition of Raw. We covered those here.