Following Friday’s episode of SmackDown at the Allstate Arena, WWE taped matches for the December 24 Christmas Eve edition of the show.
During the taping, a 12 Days of Christmas Gauntlet bout took place to determine the #1 contender to Shinsuke Nakamura’s Intercontinental Championship. Spoilers ahead.
Sami Zayn was ultimately victorious, eliminating Ricochet to win the gauntlet. He will challenge for the Intercontinental Title at WWE Day 1 on January 1.
Following news that Kevin Owens has re-signed with WWE, it was reported that there has been some locker-room talk indicating that Zayn has agreed to a new deal with the company too.
Both Owens and Zayn have been featured prominently on their respective shows in recent weeks, with Zayn recently involved with the Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar rivalry. Reigns and Lesnar will face off for the Universal Championship at WWE Day 1.
You can read more spoilers from the taping at this link.
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