WWE SmackDown Preview: WWE has announced that new Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn will defend his Intercontinental Championship against Jeff Hardy tonight on SmackDown Live. Sami Zayn won this Intercontinental Championship after defeating Jeff Hardy and AJ Styles at the colossal night in a Triple threat “Ladders Match” at Clash of Champions 2020.
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WWE has been open about heel vs heel match-ups over the last month and it’s possible that AJ Styles could then enter a singles feud with Sami Zayn.
Either way, it’s going to be interesting to see how WWE handles this version of Sami Zayn. He’s never been a priority for WWE, but the COVID-era has seen the company push stars that they normally wouldn’t. He could be another name benefiting from the empty arena shows.
It will be interesting to see whether Sami Zayn will retain his brand new Intercontinental Champion against Jeff Hardy or will Hardy surprise him within no time tonight on SmackDown Live.