This week’s Friday Night SmackDown was pre-taped so that wrestlers could spend time with their family on Christmas day.
On the show, Sami Zayn defended his Intercontinental Championship against Big E. Since this was the final SmackDown of 2020, WWE gave fans an early Christmas treat in the form of a title change.
Big E was reportedly in line for a singles push for some time now. This was also the biggest reason why WWE separated him from The New Day.
On this week’s SmackDown, he finally won the title from Zayn. This was the second time he won the Intercontinental Title, with his last reign dating back to 2013.
WWE is likely building Big E for a much bigger push in the future. Fans have always wanted him to dominate as a singles wrestler and it seems like WWE has finally started his push.