Gunther successfully retained his Intercontinental Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura on last week’s episode of SmackDown. The Austrian champion may not have long to celebrate, as the new regime in WWE is already setting up his next challenger.

It was announced that a Fatal Five-Way match will determine who will face Gunther at Clash at the Castle next month. The competitors in the match are Ricochet, Madcap Moss, Sheamus, Happy Corbin, and Sami Zayn. WWE made the announcement earlier today.

Ricochet, Madcap Moss, Sheamus, Happy Corbin and Sami Zayn will battle it out in a Fatal 5-Way Match tonight on SmackDown, and the winner will earn an Intercontinental Championship Match against Gunther at WWE Clash at the Castle!

Find out who will earn the right to challenge Gunther for the workhorse title by prevailing in an absolute free-for-all, tonight at 8/7 C on FOX.

Fans can check out the full lineup for this week’s episode of WWE SmackDown below.


Ricochet teased last week that he plans on recapturing the Intercontinental Championship before he was attacked by Happy Corbin. The former IC champ was the one who lost the title to Gunther on the June 10th edition of Smackdown.

Natalya & Sonya Deville vs. Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne WWE Women’s Tag Team Title Tournament First Round

Ricochet vs. Madcap Moss vs. Sheamus vs. Happy Corbin vs. Sami Zayn Fatal 5-Way Match for an Intercontinental Title shot

Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns face-to-face

Viking Raiders hold a Viking Funeral for New Day

What do you make of this developing story? Sound off in the comments section below.

Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones is a writer for both Thirsty for News and Ringside News. He's been a wrestling fan since 2004 and has always tuned into Monday Night Raw.

Disqus Comments Loading...