AJ Styles and Sami Zayn to Face-Off on SmackDown This Week

WWE announced that the next episode of SmackDown will have a singles match that has implications for the future of the Intercontinental Championship.

Former Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles, who has been lobbying for a rematch with current champion Jeff Hardy, will be facing off against Sami Zayn, who was stripped of the title earlier this year but claims he “never lost it” and carries a copy of the belt.

Styles and Zayn will be meeting in singles competition on SmackDown, but it is likely that the outcome will have implications for the Clash of Champions pay-per-view which is scheduled for September 27.