Sami Zayn stripped of Intercontinental Title
WWE Backstage on FS1 revealed that the title is vacated. Sami Zayn is unable to defend the Intercontinental Tile and therefore will be stripped. He has missed the last three weeks of Smackdown. Cesaro and Shinske Nakamura, who had been with Zayn, found themselves with King Corbin in Zayn's absence.
WWE announced that there will be a tournament beginning this Friday. Who are the participants? That is unknown or the format. Here is a prediction on who may take part in the tournament:
Sheamus - Jeff Hardy - Daniel Bryan - Drew Gulak - Cesaro - Shinsuke Nakamura - Dolph Ziggler - Mojo Rawley to name a few.
Sheamus' goal is to be an Intercontinental Champion. He is missing that title to complete all the success in WWE. With a win, he can be a true Grand Champion. However, there is a storyline in play with Jeff Hardy.
As the days get closer to Friday, lets see if any information is leaked out as to who will actually be in the tournament.