With Sami Zayn choosing to sit on the sidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic, he is unable to defend his Intercontinental Title. Tonight on WWE Backstage it was announced that WWE has declared the title vacant and a tournament to crown a new IC champion will begin this Friday on Smackdown.
BREAKING NEWS:@SamiZayn is unable to compete and defend the Intercontinental Championship, therefore @WWE has declared the title vacant. A tournament to crown a new Champion will begin on Friday Night Smackdown on FOX. pic.twitter.com/5qZgUyL9rC
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) May 13, 2020