WWE Intercontinental Championship Match On Next Week’s SmackDown

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.