IC title match announced for next week’s WWE Raw

November 1, 2023 0 By JohnValbyNation

An Intercontinental title defense, plus a tornado tag team match have been announced for the Monday, September 4 episode of WWE Raw. 

Coming off a countout victory over Gunther on last week's Raw, Chad Gable will challenge Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship on next week's Raw. 

Gable defeated Gunther's Imperium stablemate Ludwig Kaiser by disqualification on this week's episode after Giovanni Vinci interfered in the contest. 

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A tornado tag team bout is also set for next week. 

Drew McIntyre & Matt Riddle will face Erik & Ivar of The Viking Raiders in a tornado tag match. The match stems from an angle during a Viking Raiders vs. New Day match on this week's Raw where Riddle & McIntyre were ringside for the bout. McIntyre accidentally hit Xavier Woods with a chair leading to The Viking Raiders defeating The New Day.

Further dissension was teased between McIntyre & Riddle and The New Day, with a slow burn for a McIntyre heel turn continues to be hinted at. 

Next week's Raw will air on Labor Day and will also feature fallout from Saturday's Payback pay-per-view.. The announced lineup:

Intercontinental Championship: Gunther defends against Chad GableTornado tag team match: Drew McIntyre & Matt Riddle vs. The Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)