Intercontinental Championship Match Announced For 4/23 WWE SmackDown

The Intercontinental Title will be on the line on Friday's WWE SmackDown.

WWE announced Apollo Crews will defend his Intercontinental Championship on the April 23 episode of SmackDown. No opponent was given, but it is noted that Commander Azeez will be in Crews' corner.

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From WWE:

In the wake of his controversial victory over Big E at WrestleMania, new Intercontinental Champion Apollo Crews will put his title on the line tonight with the menacing Commander Azeez in his corner.

The brutal Crews stands as the pride of his Nigerian ancestors. Who will dare oppose him for the illustrious title? Find out on SmackDown, tonight at 8/7 C on FOX.

Along with the Intercontinental Championship match, WWE is pondering if there is anyone left for Universal Champion Roman Reigns.

Last week, Seth Rollins emerged to blindside Cesaro with a vicious attack during his main event showdown against Jey Uso. Now that The SmackDown Savior has stolen The Swiss Superman’s focus, who remains to challenge Universal Champion Roman Reigns? Plus, the era of SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair begins!

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