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Ricochet vs. Gunther IC title match set for next week's WWE SmackDown

Lacey Evans' return, plus Max Dupri announcing Maximum Male Models' first client are also set for next week.

The Intercontinental Championship will be on the line on next week's WWE SmackDown. 

Ricochet will defend the title on television for the first time since April 22, facing Gunther. The match was announced during this week's SmackDown episode. 

Gunther and Ludwig Kaiser defeated Ricochet and Drew Gulak in a tag team bout on the May 27 SmackDown, then the title match was made official this week.

Ricochet defeated Sami Zayn to win the Intercontinental title on the March 4 SmackDown episode.

Also announced for next week's show, Max Dupri will reveal the first client of his Maximum Male Models stable. Dupri has been aligned with Mansoor and Mace in dark segments at SmackDown tapings in recent weeks. 

Also set for next week, Lacey Evans will return to the ring for the first time in over a year, facing an unnamed opponent. 

Here is next week's lineup: 

WWE SmackDown, Friday, June 10 --

  • Intercontinental Championship: Ricochet (c) vs. Gunther
  • Lacey Evans in action
  • Max Dupri debuts the first Maximum Male Models client