Mustafa Ali challenging GUNTHER for WWE IC Title at Night of Champions

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Ali secured his title shot on Raw.

There was a Battle Royal on the May 15th episode of Monday Night Raw to determine the next challenger to GUNTHER’s WWE Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions. 

The final three in the match were Mustafa Ali, Ricochet and Bronson Reed. Reed had Ricochet on his shoulders on the outside of the ring and Ali swooped in with a dropkick and knocked both men off the apron to secure the win. Ali is now set to challenge GUNTHER for the title. 

.@AliWWE has done it!

He will challenge @Gunther_AUT for the #ICTitle at #WWENOC!!!#WWERaw

— WWE (@WWE) May 16, 2023

Night of Champions is going to be Ali’s first broadcasted title match since the 2022 Hell in a Cell Premium Live Event

Here’s the updated Night of Champions card: 

  • World Heavyweight Championship Tournament Final: Seth Rollins vs. A.J. Styles
  • Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar
  • Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn (c) vs. The Bloodline (Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa) (w/ Paul Heyman)
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship: GUNTHER (c) vs. Mustafa Ali
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Good thing WWE is giving Ali some major exposure, great to develop their stars.
But I don’t see him neating Gunther, tbh.

I hope AJ Styles gets the belt before he retires, Seth Rollins is still young and have all the time in the world.