The upcoming WWE Conflict at The Citadel occasion will see the WWE Intercontinental Title defended at a pay-per-view or Premium Stay Occasion for the primary time since WrestleMania 37.
WWE has introduced that tonight’s 1200th episode of SmackDown will function a Deadly 5 Technique to decide the brand new #1 contender to WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther. The title match will then happen at Conflict at The Citadel on September 3 in Cardiff, Wales.
The members for tonight’s Deadly 5 Approach are Ricochet, Sheamus, Blissful Baron Corbin, Madcap Moss and Sami Zayn.
The WWE Intercontinental Title has not been defended at a pay-per-view or Premium Stay Occasion since Apollo Crews captured the strap from Large E in a Nigerian Drum Combat at WrestleMania 37 in April 2021. The 2021 Survivor Collection occasion noticed then-Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura defeat then-United States Champion Damian Priest by DQ in a Champion vs. Champion match, however the titles weren’t on the road.
Conflict at The Citadel will mark the third TV title protection for Gunther since he gained the title from Ricochet on the June 10 SmackDown. Whereas he’s picked up quite a few non-televised wins since then, he retained over Ricochet within the rematch on the June 24 SmackDown, and retained over Nakamura on the August 12 SmackDown.
Under is the up to date line-up for tonight’s SmackDown on FOX from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
* Ricochet vs. Sheamus vs. Blissful Baron Corbin vs. Madcap Moss vs. Sami Zayn to find out who challenges WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther at Conflict at The Citadel
* The Viking Raiders host a Viking funeral for The New Day
* Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne vs. Natalya and Sonya Deville in a primary spherical match within the event for the vacant WWE Ladies’s Tag Staff Titles. The winners will advance to the following week’s SmackDown to face Aliyah and Raquel Rodriguez
* Drew McIntyre and Undisputed WWE Common Champion Roman Reigns face off for Conflict at The Citadel
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