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IC title match, McIntyre vs. Zayn set for next week's WWE SmackDown

Ricochet will defend the Intercontinental title against Jinder Mahal next Friday.

Drew McIntyre will get another shot at Sami Zayn next week.

The two will meet following what went down tonight on SmackDown. Additionally, Ricochet will defend the Intercontinental title against Jinder Mahal.

Zayn, still upset over what happened this past weekend at WrestleMania, told official Adam Pearce that he was going to fight the next person that walked out of the men’s locker room. That person happened to be McIntyre. The two had a match, but as McIntyre went to finish with the Claymore kick, Zayn bolted and headed into the crowd, giving McIntyre the win by count out.

During tonight’s SmackDown, Mahal complained to Pearce that he wasn’t getting opportunities and wanted to face Ricochet for the Intercontinental title. Before he would answer, Ronda Rousey walked in, upset that Charlotte had rejected her challenge to a match at WrestleMania Backlash. Mahal said he wasn’t done, but soon backed away.

Additionally, Lacey Evans will continue her story. She returned on tonight's SmackDown and told her story about growing up in a abusive household and how her mother had to take Evans and her siblings from their father. She said after her experiences growing up, being part of the Marines, and being a mother, no one is better than her.

SmackDown next week takes place at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts and will include the following:

  • Drew McIntyre vs. Sami Zayn
  • Ricochet vs. Jinder Mahal for the Intercontinental title
  • Lacey Evans' story will continue