smackdown

This week’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown is set to air on Christmas, but the show will not be live. SmackDown was taped recently at ThunderDome.

Big E challenged Sami Zayn for the Intercontinental Championship in a lumberjack match during the tapings, and in the end it was Big E who defeated Sami to win the belt.

This is the second time in his career that Big E has held the Intercontinental Championship. This is also Big E’s first singles title since winning the belt in 2014.

The following matches are confirmed for SmackDown on Friday:

WWE Universal Championship Steel Cage Match
Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Elimination Match
Asuka & Charlotte vs. Bayley & Carmella vs. Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair

Daniel Bryan vs. Jey Uso

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Big E vs. Sami Zayn