A championship celebration will be held this Friday on SmackDown.
AJ Styles announced tonight during Backlash that he will be holding a championship celebration in honor of himself winning the Intercontinental championship. He said that everyone was invited, including the person he beat for the championship Daniel Bryan, as he has the most to learn. Styles said Bryan was one the best ever, but wasn’t phenomenal.
Styles’ championship win was aired this past Friday on SmackDown, defeating Daniel Bryan in the finals of a tournament to crown a new champion. It was a back and forth match, with Styles picking up the win after cutting off Daniel Bryan with a phenomenal forearm off the top rope. This marks his first run with the championship.
The former champion, Sami Zayn, was stripped of the championship back on May 12 during an episode of WWE Backstage. Zayn has stayed at home, opting to not wrestle during the COVID-19 pandemic.