This article features a spoiler, so proceed with caution. Earlier this week, WWE taped its edition of Smackdown that will air on Christmas night, Friday, December 25, 2020. The show featured a number of high-quality matches, including one that has implications down the road.
In the main event of the show, Big E defeated Sami Zayn to become the new Intercontinental Champion. This will be Big E’s second run with the championship. From our own Thomas Hall:
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Big E. defeated Sami Zayn to win the title. The lumberjacks were all Smackdown stars, plus Angel Garza. E. hit the Big Ending on Zayn to win the titles and got hoisted on the babyfaces’ shoulders to end the show.
This match was set up with a segment on last week’s Smackdown:
This is fantastic news! Ever since Big E was drafted to Smackdown, we knew that a singles championship was in his future. Putting the Intercontinental Championship on him is a fantastic move and allow him to have some more experience with a title before he has an opportunity to compete for the Universal Championship. I can’t wait to see the feuds that come with him having a title! And why? BECAUSE….NEW DAY ROCKS!!!