Fans can expect two thrilling championship defenses on the April 21 episode of WWE SmackDown. Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER will face off against former King of the Ring and New Day member Xavier Woods. At the same time, the newly-crowned WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez will defend their titles against the formidable duo of Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville.
This matchup will be Woods' first one-on-one challenge for the Intercontinental Championship. Although GUNTHER and Woods have met before in six-man tag matches on SmackDown late in the previous year, this showdown will be a different ballgame.
Woods had only had one other singles championship match in his WWE career, dating back to 2015 when he answered John Cena's U.S. Championship open challenge on Raw. The women's tag team championship match also promises to be a nail-biter.
Green and Deville previously competed in the women's tag team showcase match at WrestleMania 39 alongside Morgan and Rodriguez. However, both teams fell short against Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler. Morgan and Rodriguez claimed the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships this past Monday on Raw, defeating Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus, who stepped in for the injured Lita.
In surprising events, Stratus turned heel and attacked Lynch after the match. This tag title match will mark Green's first televised championship challenge in WWE. Green is no stranger to tag team wrestling, having held the Impact Knockouts Tag Team Championship alongside Deonna Purrazzo for three months last year.
The upcoming SmackDown episode is shaping to be an action-packed event as these talented Superstars vie for glory and defend their hard-earned championships.
SmackDown's Championship Showdowns
With the stage set for an exciting night of wrestling, the April 21 episode of WWE SmackDown is not to be missed.
As GUNTHER and Xavier Woods battle it out for the Intercontinental Championship, Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez put their Women's Tag Team Championships on the line against Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville; fans can expect a thrilling display of athleticism and high-stakes drama.