On next week’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown, AJ Styles will be defending the Intercontinental title with the set-up occurring on this week’s program.
Jeff Hardy interrupted Styles during an in-ring segment and issued a challenge, which Styles denied stating Hardy had not earned a title shot, but later accepted after Hardy attacked him.
Throughout the show, Michael Cole noted they won’t be at the Performance Center next week and instead, they will be live, and that the audience would play a big role in the show. That was as close as they got to confirm the move to the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida that is expected to have a virtual fan presence.
The show will serve as the go-home edition of the show heading into that weekend’s SummerSlam event on August 23rd.