GUNTHER has been on an unstoppable run as the WWE Intercontinental Champion ever since he won the title from Ricochet on the June 10, 2022, episode of Friday Night SmackDown. Next week, the Ring General will get to know who will be his next opponent for the championship.

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WWE announced that Kofi Kingston, LA Knight, Karrion Kross, Drew McIntyre, and Sheamus will collide in a fatal five-way match to in an Intercontinental Championship qualifying match-up. The match was booked after a huge brawl that transpired between the five men on SmackDown tonight.

The pressure is on!


We’re just 4 WEEKS away from #WrestleMania and everybody wants shot at @Gunther_AUT‘s #ICTitle.

@WWESheamus @DMcIntyreWWE @RealLAKnight @AustinCreedWins @TrueKofi @realKILLERkross


Plus, Ricochet and Braun Strowman will team up to take on The Viking Raiders (with Valhalla) in a tag team match. Check out the card announced so far for the March 10, 2023, edition of Friday Night SmackDown below:

  • Kofi Kingston vs. LA Knight vs. Karrion Kross vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus – Fatal 5-Way to determine the no. 1 contender for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
  • Ricochet & Braun Strowman vs. The Viking Raiders (with Valhalla) – Tag Team Match

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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