At this weeks WWE Backstage show, it was announced that since Sami Zayn is not able to compete in the ring, so the WWE Intercontinental Championship is now vacant. A tournament will be held to crown a new champion which will begin on this weeks Friday Night Smackdown.
Nothing has been announced to this yet, as per the talk behind the scenes it’s been said that he is not able to appear on WWE TV is because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Zayn has not appeared on WWE TV since the night after Wrestlemania 36, where he retained the title over Daniel Bryan.
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
Hope everyone is doing okay.— Sami Zayn (@SamiZayn) May 12, 2020