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Stipulation added to WWE SmackDown IC title match


A new lumberjack stipulation has been added to this Friday’s SmackDown.

It was announced on WWE social media this afternoon that the stipulation had been added to the Intercontinental title match, which was announced at WWE TLC this past Sunday. The match was made after Big E pinned Sami Zayn during an eight-man tag team match that took place on the TLC pre-show.

E and Zayn have been feuding for the last several weeks. On the Friday prior to TLC, Sami Zayn held an award show for himself, where he won two awards. Despite this being his own awards show, Big E somehow won the third award for Superstar of the Year. This led to a confrontation where Big E stood tall.

Also announced for SmackDown this Friday, which will be taped today to air on Christmas, is a steel cage match between Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens for the Universal title, a rematch from TLC. Plus, Asuka & Charlotte Flair will make their first defense of the Women's Tag Team titles. Asuka & Charlotte's challengers for the show haven't been revealed.