Apollo Crews retained the Intercontinental Title on SmackDown this week after a hard-fought fatal four-way match. Aleister Black showed up to help him get that win by taking out Big E, but that will also lead to their next program. The question still remains of who Apollo Crews has lined up for him next.

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Dave Meltzer addressed this situation on Wrestling Observer Radio. It appears that Kevin Owens is in line to chase the IC Title for a bit after this recent development.

“They give Aleister Black a program with Big E. Big E is out of the Intercontinental thing. I don’t know… so, it could be Kevin Owens [for the IC Title], just go harder with him because Sami is a heel, so Kevin Owens is probably the likely guy [against Apollo Crews].”


Big E is now preoccupied with a returning Aleister Black. That will create a very interesting situation as neither man should really lose at this point. WWE has positioned them against each other for a reason, so we’ll have to see where this leads.

In the meantime, it appears that Kevin Owens might get a new run at the IC Title as Apollo Crews continues as a heel champion on SmackDown.

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