Rusev could hold the Intercontinental Championship on Raw

Published 3 Comments

Football News

With the brand extension coming into full effect next week, fans of both shows will once again look forward to brand-exclusive pay-per-views as SmackDown Live kicks things off with the returning Backlash event.

Despite both brands sharing the big four shows in WrestleMania, Survivor Series, SummerSlam and the Royal Rumble, it’s a former WCW pay-per-view that has fans most excited.


Clash of Champions takes place in September where every single championship on Raw will be on the line. However, The Banker Life Fieldhouse website – where the show takes place – has dropped a massive potential spoiler regarding the future of the Intercontinental Championship.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: https://gms.to/haveyoursay4

Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Sasha Banks have been advertised for the event, while Charlotte and the New Day are set to head into the event as the Women’s and Tag Team Champions respectively.

Regardless of who her opponent is at SummerSlam; Charlotte is expected to retain while the New Day could continue their record-breaking reign.

Rusev was drafted to Raw in the draft, along with Lana and his United States Championship. At Battleground, he’s scheduled to defend the title against SmackDown’s Zack Ryder and the website suggests we may see a title change.


The Bulgarian Brute is advertised to compete as the Intercontinental Champion instead. The title is currently held by The Miz, who is defending it against Darren Young at Battleground as well.

It doesn’t seem like a mistake either, as they updated the event details on their website as recently as the WWE draft on Tuesday night.

This suggests that two championships could be changing hands on Sunday night. A Ryder win would see the United States Championship move to Tuesday’s, while a surprising win for Young could give Rusev an opportunity to capture it before September.

Is Rusev better suited to the Intercontinental Championship? Have your say in the comments section below.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing up and submitting an article HERE: https://gms.to/writeforgms

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms

WWE Smackdown
The Miz

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - WWE Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again