Matt Riddle Interview, Intercontinental Title Match, Sheamus Segment Announced For 7/3 WWE SmackDown

Matt Riddle is ready for his close-up tomorrow on SmackDown.

WWE announced that the former NXT Tag Team Champion, now a part of the SmackDown roster, will be doing an interview with Michael Cole in the middle of the ring on the July 3 episode of SmackDown.

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From WWE:

Fresh off of his shocking SmackDown debut and subsequent victory against Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles, what’s next for Matt Riddle?

Michael Cole will join Riddle in the middle of the ring this week for an exclusive interview to determine what the future might hold for Friday night’s newest Superstar.

After making such a big splash in his very first match, where does The Original Bro go from here?

Tune in to Friday Night SmackDown on FOX this Friday at 8/7 C to find out.

Riddle appeared on the June 19 episode of SmackDown, crashing AJ Styles' Intercontinental Championship celebration. This led to Riddle defeating Styles in a non-title match on the same show.

Also announced for Friday's SmackDown is a Intercontinental Title Match between AJ Styles and Drew Gulak. The match was originally scheduled for last Friday, but it did not happen.

AJ Styles put a target on his back when he invited the entire blue brand roster to witness his Intercontinental Championship presentation. The first Superstar to get an opportunity at the title will be the supremely skilled Drew Gulak.

Styles defeated Daniel Bryan in an epic showdown to usher in his first Intercontinental Title reign, but The Phenomenal One’s preoccupation with Bryan has proven costly, as a shift in attention allowed both Gulak and Matt Riddle to seize victories over Styles.

Will Styles remain focused on the task at hand, or can Gulak claim the workhorse title?

Lastly, it was announced that Sheamus will raise a glass for Jeff Hardy.

From WWE:

Sheamus has invited his fellow blue brand Superstars to pop a bottle and join The Celtic Warrior in a toast to the legendary Jeff Hardy.

The “celebration” came in response to Hardy’s impassioned interview two weeks ago where he promised to overcome his latest obstacle. Sheamus defeated Hardy in a heated battle at WWE Backlash and has been overflowing with confidence ever since.

Will The Charismatic Enigma confront The Celtic Warrior over the disrespectful gesture? Or will the toast awaken the demons for Hardy?

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