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Intercontinental Title #1 Contender’s Match Announced For 10/14 WWE SmackDown, Updated Card

WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther will learn the identity of his next challenger on the October 14 episode of WWE SmackDown.

As announced earlier in the day on Friday, Sheamus, Ricochet, Solo Sikoa, and Karrion Kross will collide in a Fatal 4-Way Match, where the winner will earn a shot at the gold. Gunther successfully defended the title against Sheamus at WWE Clash at the Castle and on the October 7 episode of SmackDown. Ricochet is the man Gunther to beat to win the championship in June, and Sikoa has been undefeated since he moved to the main roster at WWE Clash at the Castle. Finally, Kross is riding high in the aftermath of his win over Drew McIntyre at WWE Extreme Rules.

The announcement, courtesy of WWE’s website, is as follows:

Sheamus, Ricochet, Karrion Kross and Solo Sikoa will battle it out tonight in a chaotic Fatal 4-Way Match for a future opportunity against Intercontinental Champion Gunther.

Each of these Superstars seems poised to leave SmackDown with the win. After being cheated out of victory in his last title opportunity against The Ring General one week ago,  Sheamus will surely pull out all the stops in the hopes of earning a rematch. The haunting Kross has been terrorizing Fridays since emerging to the blue brand and will be riding momentum after defeating Drew McIntyre in a brutal Strap Match at WWE Extreme Rules — with the help of Scarlett. Former Intercontinental Champion Ricochet came up short last week against Sikoa last week, but The One and Only is tailor-made for the fast-paced nature of the Fatal 4-Way Match and could fly away with the title opportunity when all is said and done. Sikoa may be the most impressive Superstar in the field. The Enforcer of The Bloodline has been on an absolute tear since coming to his cousin Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns’ aid at WWE Clash at the Castle, and he’s dominated in several high-profile matchups in a short time.

Which of the four elite Superstars will emerged from the utter bedlam with an opportunity to challenge the leader of Imperium? Find out tonight at 8/7 C on SmackDown.

The updated card is as follows:

  • Fatal 4-Way Match for Intercontinental Title shot: Sheamus vs. Solo Sikoa vs. Karrion Kross vs. Ricochet
  • Sami Zayn vs. Kofi Kingston
  • LA Knight vs. månsôör
  • Bray Wyatt journeys to SmackDown

WrestleZone will have coverage of SmackDown as it airs on Friday.

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