WWE has announced that AJ Styles will defend the Intercontinental Championship against Matt Riddle on next Friday’s SmackDown episode.
Riddle earned the championship shot by defeating AJ in a non-title match in his recent in-ring debut on SmackDown. Riddle vs. AJ has also been rumored for SummerSlam. AJ retained his title over Drew Gulak last week.
— WWE (@WWE) July 11, 2020