Sami Zayn Retains IC Title Against Jeff Hardy

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Sami Zayn Retains IC Title Against Jeff Hardy

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Sami Zayn has been saying for weeks now that he is the rightful WWE Intercontinental Champion, and after winning the belt back at Clash of Champions, Zayn made sure to defend his hold on it, taking down Jeff Hardy in another title match at the end of tonight’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown.

During tonight’s match, Zayn and Hardy battled it out in a major back-and-forth fight, and throughout the entire thing, a turnbuckle in the corner without a pad was looming as a big target for both. Late in the match, Zayn eventually got the upper hand, and was able to throw Hardy into the corner, where Hardy hit his head against the metal turnbuckle, knocking him out and resulting in Sami Zayn getting the win.

The looming threat. ⬇️#SmackDown #ICTitle @SamiZayn @JEFFHARDYBRAND

— WWE (@WWE) October 3, 2020

With the #ICTitle on the line, @JEFFHARDYBRAND and @SamiZayn are pulling all stops to secure a victory. #SmackDown

— WWE (@WWE) October 3, 2020

For more on how the match ended, check out below:

Hardy fires up and lands an inverted atomic drop followed by a basement dropkick. Hardy calls for the Twist of Fate. Zayn reverses it into a backslide. Hardy counters the blue thunder bomb into a roll up. Zayn kicks out. Zayn exploded suplexes Hardy into the corner. Zayn tries to whip Hardy into the exposed turnbuckle. Hardy puts on the break. Blue thunder bomb by Zayn. Hardy manages to kick out. Hardy goes up top. Hardy attempts a Swanton but Zayn gets his knees up. Hardy sidesteps the Helluva Kick. Hardy goes up top again but Zayn trips Hardy off the top. Hardy hits his head on the exposed turnbuckle. Zayn pins Hardy.

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