This week on SmackDown, Big E. failed to regain the Intercontinental Title from Apollo Crews, who retained the title via disqualification due to interference from Commander Azeez. After the match was over, Kevin Owens ran in for the save but was attacked by Sami Zayn. According to Wrestling Observer Radio, the next step will be a tag team match with Azeez and Zayn teaming up to face Owens and Big E. There is no word on when this match will be taking place.
This match would be combining two feuds, as Azeez cost Big E. the title at WrestleMania and Owens defeated Zayn at the same show. It is not clear where Crews fits into the story, though Azeez did listen to Zayn giving him orders during this week’s SmackDown, meaning that Zayn may tie into the Crews/Azeez pairing. Big E. and Owens had issues of their own during a recent SmackDown, as Big E. did not like Owens getting a title shot of his own.
It was kind of nuts. Check out how the match went down: