Ricochet defeated Sami Zayn to capture the WWE Intercontinental Championship on the latest episode of SmackDown. Sami has been locked into WrestleMania feud with Jackass star Johnny Knoxville since before the Royal Rumble. Many fans were baffled about the prospect of Knoxville potentially competing for a championship at the Show of Shows.

Ringside News exclusively reported that Ricochet was set to have a good week, but his future is unknown. Basically, his IC Title win was a means to get to Johnny Knoxville vs Sami Zayn and remove the title from play.

Those plans were put to rest on Friday when Ricochet wrestled the title from Sami Zayn. Now Sami’s WrestleMania showdown with Knoxville won’t have the stakes of a historic championship on the line. Fans immediately began to wonder if there are any plans for Ricochet to defend his new title in Dallas.

On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about the title change. It looks like Zayn and Knoxville will go ahead as a grudge match. Plans for Ricochet are up in the air at this time.


“Obviously, Sami Zayn and Johnny Knoxville is not for the Intercontinental title, because Ricochet won the title. Not sure what’s going to happen, if Ricochet’s going to be defending the title on the show.”

Ricochet’s Intercontinental Championship win made him the only wrestler to ever win the NXT North American Championship, the US Championship, and the IC title. It is an impressive feat for the high-flying superstar. Now he will head into WrestleMania as the reigning champion.

We will have to wait and see if Ricochet gets to defend the title at WrestleMania 38. There are already a ton of huge matches set for the card. Ricochet fans would love to see him get a huge moment on the grandest stage of them all.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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