Gunther To Defend Intercontinental Championship At Clash At The Castle


Following a Fatal-Five-Way Match on SmackDown Gunther has a new challenger for Clash At The Castle!

The Intercontinental Championship hasn’t been defended on a WWE pay-per-view/Premium Live Event since WrestleMania 37 in 2021, but all that is about to change.

It has been confirmed that Gunther will be putting his illustrious title on the line at Clash At The Castle on September 3rd.

On the August 19th episode of Friday Night SmackDown, Sheamus, Sami Zayn, Madcap Moss, Ricochet and Happy Corbin did battle to earn the right to become number one contender.

The story of the match was the remarkable performance and reception given to Sami Zayn. Back in his hometown Zayn was given an ovation that a Superstar could only dream of. However, mid-way through the match the star suffered a shoulder injury and was helped to the back. With Zayn out of the way, the chaos continued, and the four men left in the ring appeared hell-bent on destroying each other.

Despite Zayn seemingly finished for the night, there was one more twist as the former Intercontinental Champion made his way back to the ring to a monster ovation. The hometown hero responded with a Helluva Kick on Ricochet, only to be pulled out of the ring just as the referees hand was about to count the three.

Back in the ring Sheamus delivered a Brogue Kick to Happy Corbin to earn the win and a shot at Gunther in Cardiff.

Clash At The Castle will see WWE host their biggest show in the United Kingdom for three decades. The show is set to be headlined by the huge bout between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

Elsewhere Liv Morgan will defend her SmackDown Women’s Title against Shayna Baszler and Seth Rollins takes on Riddle. It has also been announced that Bianca Belair, Asuka and Alexa Bliss will take on Bayley, Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky in a massive six-woman tag team match.