The future of the WWE Intercontinental Championship is approaching a turning point at the upcoming Battleground pay-per-view on Sunday, and the WWE needs to choose its next move carefully.
The company had a solid champion in Bad News Barrett, who was starting to build some momentum before being cruelly sidelined with a nasty injury. That meant he had to vacate the title, and the WWE has chosen to give literally all the roster a chance at winning it.
Even Diego from Los Matadores is in the 20-man Battle Royal, which sums up WWE Creative's ludicrous booking of late.
In any case, when you separate the wheat from the chaff, several men stand out above the rest.
Let's look at the five most suitable candidates to become the next intercontinental champion, factoring in the return of Bad News Barrett.