Friday, May 15, 2020

Intercontinental Title Tournament Bracket, Matches Announced For Next Week

Intercontinental Title Tournament Bracket, Matches Announced For Next Week
- The tournament for the vacant WWE Intercontinental Title began during tonight's SmackDown on FOX episode.



The two matches saw Daniel Bryan defeat Drew Gulak to advance, while Elias defeated King Baron Corbin to advance.

The next two matches are AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and Sheamus vs. Jeff Hardy. Those matches will take place next Friday night on SmackDown.

Bryan will face the winner of Hardy vs. Sheamus and Elias will face the winner of Nakamura vs. Styles.

Michael Cole noted on commentary that WWE's digital and social platforms will explain how and why AJ, the only RAW Superstar in the tournament, is going for the one WWE title that has eluded him in the tournament.

- WWE has announced a total of four matches for next Friday's SmackDown on FOX episode.

In addition to the tournament matches for the vacant WWE Intercontinental Title, there will also be mixed tag team action with Otis and Mandy Rose vs. Dolph Ziggler and Sonya Deville. There will also be Champion vs. Champion non-title action with WWE NXT Women's Champion Charlotte Flair vs. SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley.

Below is the updated line-up for next Friday's taped SmackDown:

* WWE NXT Women's Champion Charlotte Flair vs. SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley

* Otis and Mandy Rose vs. Dolph Ziggler and Sonya Deville

* Intercontinental Title Tournament Match: AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

* Intercontinental Title Tournament Match: Sheamus vs. Jeff Hardy


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