As the chase for the Intercontinental Championship hits a fever pitch, WrestleMania 31’s blockbuster Ladder Match for the prestigious title has added a seventh — and most decorated — entrant, in the form of former three-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan.
The popular “Yes!” Man joins a highly competitive field of Stardust, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, Dean Ambrose, R-Truth and defending champion Bad News Barrett. The first Superstar to scale a ladder and capture the Intercontinental Championship, which will be hanging high above the ring inside Levi’s® Stadium, will be declared the victor on March 29.
The huge matchup — which highlights the calamity in the Intercontinental Championship scene — brings into conflict seven of WWE’s hungriest and most intense Superstars.
It also adds to Barrett’s recent woes: Ever since Dean Ambrose absconded with his championship gold at WWE Fastlane, The Bare-Knuckled Brawler has been unable to maintain possession of the title for long, despite being the Intercontinental Champion of record. The controversy around his title has also seemingly contributed to his recent lackluster record in non-title competition against his WrestleMania challengers.
However, as Barrett’s attention has been diverted, the contenders to his title have increasingly become at odds. With no alliances obvious and every Superstar aiming for the same objective — winning the Intercontinental Championship — what kind of out-of-control action is in store for WrestleMania? Add in weaponized ladders and this Show of Shows title bout is shaping up to be one of the most thrilling and chaotic matches in WrestleMania history.
Will order finally be restored to the Intercontinental Championship scene at The Showcase of the Immortals? Will the Superstar who leaves Levi’s® Stadium with the time-honored title be the defending champion, a former titleholder or a competitor who has never before captured the title?
Don’t miss out when WrestleMania 31 airs live on WWE Network Sunday, March 29, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
|WrestleMania 31 previews|
Brock Lesnar v Roman Reigns • Sting v Triple H • Intercontinental Championship Match • John Cena v Rusev • Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal • The Undertaker v Bray Wyatt • AJ Lee and Paige v The Bella Twins