Gunther defending the Intercontinental Championship against Madcap Moss is one of three matches announced for the February 17 WWE SmackDown.
Moss won a four-way to determine a new number one contender to the IC title on this week’s SmackDown, defeating Rey Mysterio, Karrion Kross, and Santos Escobar.
Also set for next week, Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler will take on Natalya and Shotzi in a tag match stemming from an angle on this week’s show where Rousey returned to WWE television.
In another tag team bout, Drew McIntyre and Sheamus will face Erik and Ivar of The Viking Raiders on next week’s show.
Next Friday’s SmackDown is the go-home show for the February 18 Elimination Chamber event.
The announced lineup for SmackDown:
WWE SmackDown, Friday, February 17 —
- Intercontinental Championship: Gunther (c) vs. Madcap Moss
- Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs. Natalya & Shotzi
- Drew McIntyre & Sheamus vs. The Viking Raiders