Hang it up. We are coming up on Clash Of Champions where the show will be built around titles. That makes for an interesting show as you know you are going to get a lot of title matches, but the question is who gets to challenge the champions. We already have some of the challengers set in stone, but now we have another match set up with a pair of challengers coming for a title.
Back at WrestleMania 36, Sami Zayn defeated Daniel Bryan to retain the Intercontinental Title, but then disappeared from television due to Coronavirus worries. This meant that a new champion was needed, with AJ Styles winning the vacant title in a tournament. Jeff Hardy went on to win the title, with Styles wanting a rematch. Zayn has since returned, claiming to be the real champion. I think you can guess where this is going.
This week on SmackDown, Styles defeated Zayn in a singles match while grabbing the tights. After the match was over, Hardy ran out and said that he was tired of dealing with all of the doubts and wanted to settle this once and for all. As a result, Hardy challenged Zayn and Styles to a triple threat ladder match. This will be Hardy’s first pay per view title defense.
It’s a big one. Check out how the match was set up:
Opinion: It makes sense but I’m rather sick of the idea of ladder matches. We’ve covered these things to death already and it seems that we see them every few months at worst. I’m sure the match will be entertaining, but how many ladder matches do we need? Anyway, at least we should have a definitive champion, though it wouldn’t surprise me to see the feud keep going anyway.
What do you think of the match? Who leaves with the title? Let us know in the comments below.
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