The latest episode of SmackDown finally featured the much-anticipated match between AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan with the former defeating the latter. After weeks of hype, the match ended with Styles becoming the new WWE Intercontinental Champion. The eight-man tournament began weeks ago and after reaching the final stage of the tournament, Styles locked horns with Bryan. This is the first time the 43-year-old wrestler has won the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
AJ Styles capture the vacant WWE Intercontinental Title by defeating Daniel Bryan in the tournament finals. AJ became a six-time WWE title holder with the win over Bryan. All of his title wins in WWE have been singles bouts. Furthermore, AJ joined named like WWE Hall of Famer JBL, Roman Reigns, Big Show and Rollins as Superstars who won their first WWE Title before their first United States Title and then Intercontinental Title, in that order.