Sami Zayn officially stripped of the IC Title Submitted by Aaron Rift on 05/13/2020 at 03:25 AM
It was announced on WWE Backstage that Sami Zayn has been stripped of the Intercontinental Title. It was also revealed that a tournament will be held to crown a new champion.
As previously noted, Zayn reportedly made a decision to stop attending WWE television tapings during the Covid-19 pandemic since the company gave talents an option to stay home. Zayn tweeted out the following on Tuesday prior to the announcement being made:
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