The WWE Intercontinental Championship will be on-the-line when Friday Night SmackDown returns with this week's WWE on FOX broadcast on September 11, 2020.
WWE announced that the Intercontinental title will be up for grabs on Friday Night SmackDown this week, as current title-holder Jeff Hardy defends the championship against challenger and former title-holder "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles.
WWE.com released the following announcement on Thursday evening to confirm the Hardy-Styles bout for the I-C title on this week's blue brand show:
Jeff Hardy and AJ Styles set for Intercontinental Championship showdown
The chaos surrounding the Intercontinental Championship was ratcheted up with the return of Sami Zayn, but Jeff Hardy will walk into Friday Night SmackDown with a major challenge awaiting in the ring. The Charismatic Enigma will face AJ Styles in an Intercontinental Title clash of rivals on the blue brand.
Hardy reclaimed the workhouse championship in a gritty win over The Phenomenal One, but the outspoken Superstar has been crying foul ever since Hardy’s dramatic triumph. The reemergence of Zayn threw another wrench into the title picture, as The Great Liberator has staked claim to the championship as well. The three competitors brawled inside the squared circle last week on SmackDown, and it was Zayn who walked up the ramp with a wry smile after delivering a Helluva Kick to Hardy.
Will Hardy be able to keep the focus on the ring and defend his title against the skillful Styles? Or will Zayn make his presence felt once again?
Tune in to Friday Night SmackDown at 8/7 C on FOX to see the championship showdown.
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