How to book the Intercontinental Championship for WrestleMania

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At WWE Fastlane, Kevin Owens retained his Intercontinental Championship in a well-contested match against Dolph Ziggler.

Evidently, Ziggler’s place is at the back of the line, so who gets the shot at Owens at WrestleMania?

The match that all the fans have wanted to see since his debut back at the Royal Rumble is Kevin Owens vs AJ Styles. Owens shockingly eliminated Styles in the Royal Rumble match and rumors have surfaced since that the two would square off on the biggest stage of them all.


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However, with Styles locked in a captivating storyline with Chris Jericho, there’s definite scope for a triple threat match for the IC title at WrestleMania.

And this is how you book it.

On Raw this past week, the Social Outcast dubbed the newly formed friendship of Jericho and Styles with the corny name of Y2-AJ.

It would be smart for WWE to play off this a little as both Superstars have been successful tag team wrestlers over the years. With their victory over the New Day on the most recent episode of Smackdown, a title shot on RAW may be in order.

Y2-AJ should pick up a non-title victory over the New Day on this week’s episode in Nashville, to give them more credibility as a formidable tag team in WWE. This should then set in stone a title match between the two the next week on Raw.

Meanwhile, Owens needs to look as strong as he has been with another victory over a giant like The Big Show; preferably a clean win this time.

On Smackdown, WWE should book the main event to be Y2-AJ vs the League of Nations. It should be a competitive and back and forth matchup that ends with some New Day shenanigans and no victors.

The tag title match is set for the opening hour of Raw. They wrestle for 15-20 minutes with AJ hitting a Styles Clash on Kofi, then looking for the pinfall only for Jericho to turn on Styles, Codebreaker him, and officially turn heel once again.


This moment has cost AJ his first championship in the WWE and he’s after one. This builds a feud between Styles and Owens with the two trading victories on television. J 

Jericho gets involved, costing Styles the match against Owens, and declares his intentions to become a 10 time Intercontinental Champion.

Obviously, a triple threat for WrestleMania is set and a classic matchup is on the cards.

It doesn’t matter really wins because it’s a win-win-win situation. If Owens retains, he cements his self as a top heel in the WWE, and could go on to become one of the great Intercontinental Champions.

If AJ wins, everyone will be happy to see him have a WrestleMania moment and build to bigger things to come. And if Jericho wins his tenth IC title, everyone can officially recognise him as the best Intercontinental Champion of all time.

With it possibly being Jericho’s last opportunity to win at WrestleMania, I would be inclined to give him the victory, but if the other two get up, I don’t think anyone will be disappointed and we’ll continue to see the WWE move in a positive direction.

Who would you have win the triple threat match at WrestleMania? Let us know in the comments sections.

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