The WWE Intercontinental Championship is essentially the silver medal of in-ring achievement. It’s the stepping-stone to main event glory. Behind the scenes, the title has been christened the “workhorse belt” by insiders due to its rich history of classic matches. Back in the day, IC title bouts were usually the best match on the card. The action inside the ropes often accentuated the title’s prestige.
Atlee Greene and Adam Kohn give their preview and predictions for 2017 WWE Elimination Chamber, which emanates from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Pheonix, AZ.
The main event features a chamber match where John Cena will defend his WWE Championship against AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt, Baron Corbin, Dean Ambrose, and The Miz.
American Alpha will also defend the SmackDown Tag Team Champion against five different teams in a tag team turmoil match and Royal Rumble winner Randy Orton will take on Luke Harper.
WWE only had two weeks to promote and build this SmackDown Live branded pay-per-view. With WrestleMania on the horizon, will that be enough time to deliver a stellar event?
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Atlee Greene and Adam Kohn review the 10/18/16 episode of SmackDown Live, which emanated from the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. Bray Wyatt continues to play mind games with Randy Orton, Carmella puts Nikki Bella on blast, and once again, James Ellsworth defeats WWE World Champion AJ Styles.
Adam Kohn and I review the 8/23 edition of WWE SmackDown Live.
(Column I wrote for Gerweck.net)
I could be completely wrong about this, but The Miz could be the next great Intercontinental champion. The former Real World star became the 70th person to hold the title when he defeated Christian on the 1000th episode of Raw. He also became the 25th triple crown champion.
Some might say this is a demotion for the former WWE champion. However, some of the greatest wrestlers of all time held the IC title after a stint with the big boy belt. HHH, Chris Jericho, Pedro Morales are three who come to mind. Countless others made their reputation during their IC title reigns such as Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels. Continue reading