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On May 12, 2020 WWE announced that due to Sami Zayn being unable to defend the Intercontinental Championship, it was revealed on WWE Backstage on FS1 that the title has been declared vacant.

A tournament began on May 15, 2020 on Friday night on SmackDown to crown a new champion.

  Quarterfinals
(May 15, 2020), (May 22, 2020)
Semifinals
(May 29, 2020)
Final
(June 12, 2020)
                           
   Daniel Bryan Pin  
 Drew Gulak 12:47  
   Daniel Bryan Pin  
   Sheamus 11:59  
 Jeff Hardy Pin
   Sheamus 14:05  
     Daniel Bryan Pin
   AJ Styles 38:10
   Elias Pin  
 King Corbin 16:07  
   Bye†
   AJ Styles  
 AJ Styles Pin
   Shinsuke Nakamura 13:15  

† Neither Jeff Hardy nor Elias were able to compete in the semifinals, as Elias was injured in a car crash and Hardy was accused of causing it and arrested. Sheamus replaced Hardy in the semifinals after winning a battle royal to qualify for the spot. Styles was not allocated a new opponent and advanced directly to the finals.

Image gallery

Daniel Bryan v Drew Gulak

Elias v King Corbin

AJ Styles v Shinsuke Nakamura

Jeff Hardy v Sheamus

Daniel Bryan v Sheamus


Daniel Bryan v AJ Styles


References

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1985 The Wrestling Classic1986 Sam Muchnick MemorialFrank Tunney Sr. Memorial Tag Team1990 WWF Intercontinental Championship1993 WWF Women's Championship1998 WWE Championship Tournament1995 WWF World Tag Team Championship1996 WWF World Tag Team Championship1996 Kuwaiti Cup1996 WWF Intercontinental ChampionshipMiddle East Cup1997 WWF Intercontinental Championship1997 WWF World Tag Team Championship1997 WWF Light Heavyweight Championship1997 WWF European Championship1997 Kuwaiti Cup1998 WWF Championship1998 WWF Intercontinental Championship1998 Brawl For All2002 WWE Tag Team Championship2003 WWE Championship #1 contenders2003 WWE United States Championship2005 Gold Rush Tournament2005 WWE Championship #1 Contenders2005 WWE Championship #1 Contenders2005 WWE Championship #1 Contenders2006 WWE Championship #1 Contenders2006 WWE Women's Championship2008 Intercontinental Championship TournamentIntercontinental Championship Tournament 20102010 WWE Divas Championship2011 WWE Championship2012 WWE NXT Championship Tournament2012 WWE Tag Team Championship2013 NXT Women's Championship2014 Intercontinental Championship Tournament2014 NXT Women's Championship TournamentThe Wrestling ClassicNXT Tag Team Championship 20132014 NXT Tag Team Contender's Tournament2015 NXT Championship Contender's Tournament2016 WWE Tag Team Championship2016 Smackdown Tag Team Championship2017 United Kingdom Championship TournamentWWE Mae Young Classic 20172017-18 United States Championship Tournament2018 WWE Cruiserweight Championship Tournament2018 WWE UK Championship Invitational Tournament2018 NXT North American Invitational Tournament2018 NXT Tag Team Invitational Tournament2018 NXT Women’s Invitational Tournament2018 WWE Tag Team Eliminator2018 United Kingdom Championship TournamentSmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament 2018Mae Young Classic 2018WWE United Kingdom Women's Championship Tournament 2018SmackDown Tag Team Championship Tournament 2018World Cup Tournament 2018NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament 2020Intercontinental Championship Tournament 2020

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