This week on SmackDown, Intercontinental Champion Apollo Crews was presenting Commander Azeez with a medal. During the segment, Big E., Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens all interrupted, leading to a brawl. Later in the night, WWE official Adam Pearce announced that Crews will defend the title against all three men next week on SmackDown in a fatal four way.
Crews defeated Big E. for the Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania 37. On the same weekend, Owens defeated Zayn in a grudge match. Since the title change, Big E. has continues to fight Crews, as have Owens and Zayn. Owens, Big E. and Zayn have all talked about wanting to become the champion, which each of them have been at some point in the past.
It was a big deal. Check out the brawl and how we got here: