The final of the Intercontinental Championship tournament will see Daniel Bryan take on AJ Styles in a match that many are highly anticipating and that could result in two incredibly different reigns. Daniel Bryan to become the new WWE Intercontinental Champion! Daniel Bryan has been in an interesting role as of late, with his main focus being that he wants to show the world he is the best wrestler, period. Daniel Bryan vs AJ Styles. Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles Would Be Ideal Final Match in WWE IC Title Tournament Joseph Zucker @ @JosephZucker ... Bryan vs. Styles is the most obvious outcome from Friday's semifinals. Unique lists featuring pop culture, entertainment and crazy facts. An excellent match in contention for WWE Match of the Year as well as the best match of the pandemic era, so far. Jeff Hardy and Sheamus brawled through the building until officials broke them up. New WWE Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles appeared during tonight's WWE Backlash pay-per-view for a backstage segment with Kayla Braxton, apparently continuing the feud with Daniel Bryan. The match has actually already been taped, and according to Fightful, it's as good, if not better, than fans would expect a match between Bryan and Styles to be. He’s made it clear that if he wins the championship, he is going to defend it on every episode of SmackDown to show he is a fighting champion and the workhorse that the WWE hasn’t seen in some time. Not an interim champ as has been the case for the Cruiserweight Title, but a brand new champion. The IIconics appeared on the tron, called their celebration “tacky”, and reminded everyone they were the ones who ended the Boss & Hug Connection’s first title reign. Sami Zayn is one of a handful of Superstars who is not comfortable traveling and competing during this global pandemic. The Miz & John Morrison came to the ring and said they have a new music video to show us. All Rights Reserved. As noted, Friday's SmackDown on FOX will also see Matt Riddle make his official debut on the blue brand. Your email address will not be published. With the chance so close, this could be what picks him up after a couple of struggling months, or year really. That resulted in WWE stripping him of the Intercontinental Title. Edge At WrestleMania 37, Backstage Note On Roman Reigns' WWE Universal Title Run, WWE Backlash: The Miz And John Morrison Vs. Braun Strowman (WWE Universal Title Handicap Match), WWE Backlash: Bobby Lashley Vs. Drew McIntyre (WWE Title Match), © 2020 Webcapacity Incorporated. For Daniel Bryan, it will lead to being the fighting champion who has promised to defend the title week in and week out. Ryno Wrestling Review Episode 124: WWE Ratings/Stock Plunge, Retribution, Meltzer Blocks Ryno, STF Underground Episode 80 – Who Should Be Finn Balor’s First Opponent? Josh has been writing for The Sportster since February of 2017. The two men went all out in a contest that went past the 30-minute mark. He’s so good,” Bryan said. Since what we're assuming will be the main event of Backlash, Edge versus Randy Orton, is being billed as the Greatest Wrestling Match Ever, perhaps WWE feared a Styles/Bryan match on the same show would steal that spotlight. It's also a lot of pressure on Orton and Edge. Sami Zayn is one of a handful of Superstars who is not comfortable traveling and competing during this global pandemic. Lisa Marie Varon), JTG Says Shad Gaspard Should Receive The WWE Warrior Award, The Undertaker Responds To Tyson Fury, Taker Doc On USA Network Tonight, WWE Stars As Taker Video, MLW "The Restart" Preview For Tonight, Cold Open Revealed, Statement From CEO Court Bauer, » WWE Survivor Series Live Coverage This Sunday, WWE Confirms Reason For Zelina Vega's Release, Backstage News On WWE Survivor Series Change. It looks like the Bryan vs. Styles feud will continue after AJ defeated Bryan clean in the tournament finals to win the vacant Intercontinental Title this past Friday. Otis and Tucker prepped for the main event backstage when Mandy Rose came up and gave her man a kiss, and his Money in the Bank briefcase. AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan will battle for the Intercontinental Title on SmackDown this week, but why not wait two days and have the landmark match at Backlash?. Ryno Wrestling Review Episode 126: Clearing Out The RWR Mailbag! Refresh …, Dan flies solo, and spends the entire episode answering YOUR emails. They went five segments (about half an hour) and just tore the house down. To prove that, he wants to capture the Intercontinental Championship and re-establish its prominent role as the workhorse championship in the WWE. AJ Styles has not been the same Styles of old for quite some time now as his time on Raw left much to be desired. Dolph Ziggler, The Miz & John Morrison in a six-man tag team match. While a Styles title reign could usher in a new era of SmackDown, the idea of a fighting champion ready to elevate new talent is too enticing to pass up. Another massive loss could drive him off the deep end and into uncharted territory in his illustrious career. It all comes down to the main event of this Friday’s SmackDown. A win can inch him closer to those days as “The House That AJ Styles Built.” Anything but a win causes AJ to reassess what he is doing next in his career. The doctor told him Hardy’s urine test came back negative. He earned it and will arguably do far more with the title than Styles. AJ Styles floated his way to the finals by only defeating Shinsuke Nakamura. Follow Josh on Twitter @BristolBeadz where you can keep up with all of his articles as well as follow along with him as he tweets about most WWE PPVs in real time. For “The Phenomenal One,” a reign with the Intercontinental Championship gets him one step closer to the WWE Hall of Fame as this is the lone singles championship Styles has yet to win. Helping SmackDown improve instead of a single man is what matters most here meaning a win for Daniel Bryan means that much more. Probably because Zayn has chosen not to wrestle whereas Jordan Devlin, the Cruiserweight Champion, is stranded in the UK. The case for Styles winning is a selfish one, but one that has to be made. …, Dan is joined by indy superstar (and fellow St. Louisan) Camaro Jackson …, Dan is joined by his good friend Sondra Ruth, from Inside The …, Dan flies solo, for the latest edition of the Ryno Wrestling Review. New WWE Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles appeared during tonight's WWE Backlash pay-per-view for a backstage segment with Kayla Braxton, apparently continuing the feud with Daniel Bryan. The most LOL-worthy things the Internet has to offer.