Big AJ Styles Title Defence Announced For Next Week’s Smackdown

It was announced this week on WWE Smackdown that AJ Styles will defend his Intercontinental Title against a familiar foe in next week’s show.

After recent speculation that we would be seeing Matt Riddle receive a shot at the Intercontinental Title at SummerSlam, we found out this week on Smackdown that we won’t have to wait until August 23rd for that match.

It has been announced that Riddle will face AJ Styles with the championship on the line next week on Smackdown.

The match was set up on this week’s show with Styles bragging about defeating Drew Gulak last week and proclaiming that nobody had earned a shot at his title.

It was pointed out to the champion that Riddle, like Gulak prior to his shot, had defeated Styles in a non-title bout previously. Styles did not react well to this sound reasoning.

The match will take place next week on the final show before ‘The Horror Show At Extreme Rules’

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