The WWE Universe didn’t get a decisive winner in the fatal five-way match on SmackDown this week after both Sheamus and Drew McIntyre got the pinfall. Next week, the partners will go against each other in another number one contender’s match-up.

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Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER along with the rest of the Imperium confronted Adam Pearce after the fatal five-way match on WWE SmackDown this week. The Ring General said Pearce had one job to determine his WrestleMania 39 opponent and he failed at it.

Adam Pearce said next week they’ll hold a match between Drew McIntyre and Sheamus to see who will challenge GUNTHER for his Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 39.


Sheamus and Drew McIntyre will go one on one next week with the winner facing Gunther at Mania! Time for a draw! Lmaooo #SmackDown

The March 17, 2023, episode of WWE SmackDown will emanate from the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The number one contender’s match is the only bout announced so far for the show.

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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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