WWE SmackDown Live will hold its next PPV, live on October 9 in Sacramento, California. The resurrected No Mercy — the first one since 2008 — will take place in the Golden 1 Center and will be SmackDown Live’s 2nd brand-exclusive PPV. This past Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown Live announced a pivotal new match, with Dolph Ziggler putting his career on the line against The Miz for the Intercontinental Title.

Also announced, as of Wednesday, is Randy Orton against Bray Wyatt.

Here is the updated lineup:

AJ Styles (c) vs. Dean Ambrose vs. John Cena for the WWE World Championship

Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton

The Miz (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Title. If Ziggler loses, he must retire

Heath Slater and Rhyno (c) vs. The Usos for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship

Becky Lynch (c) vs. Alexa Bliss for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

Mike’s Analysis: Just a quick one, but huge props to the WWE and The Miz for making the I.C. Title really meaningful. SmackDown as a whole has been great since the draft, and the I.C. Title finally feels big again. The Miz is having his best run since 2010 and is arguably the best heel in the company right now.

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