Darren Young named #1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship

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With just over a week until the WWE draft and less than two weeks until the Battleground PPV, another title match has been made.

It all started on RAW tonight as we saw a battle royal to determine a new #1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship.

A surprising win

With stars like Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin and Apollo Crews all taking part, there was certainly a lot of talent in the ring for the show's opening segment.


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With one of the greatest WWE Champions of all time at ringside, Bob Backlund watched his new 'protege' Darren Young compete in and win the match.

Young was the sole survivor and has now earned himself a one on one match against the Miz for the Intercontinental Championship at Battleground.

While Young lasted until the end, he didn't really need to do much to confirm his victory.

With the two powerhouses of Apollo Crews and Baron Corbin going head to head as they made up the final three with Young, Young didn't even need to eliminate either man.

Crews attempted to eliminate Corbin but the two men managed to take each other out of the match.

Young looked as surprised as the rest of the fans in attendance at the surprising result, but the elation on both his and Backlund's face after the match was evident.

A series of videos have been airing for several weeks claiming that Backlund is trying to 'make Darren Young great again' and tonight was the first big stride in doing so.

Some new emerges?

Having recently ended mediocre feuds with Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler respectively, Crews and Corbin could possibly be on a collision course.

The two NXT alumni have made different impacts on the main roster but a feud between the two culd prove popular amongst the fans.

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