This will be Triple H’s first Intercontinental Title match since May 15th, 2006. That match saw Chris Masters, Shelton Benjamin and Triple H defeat WWE Intercontinental Champion Rob Van Dam and WWE Champion John Cena in a 3-on-2 Texas Tornado Handicap Match. Shelton ended up winning the Intercontinental Title in that match.
Roman Reigns discussed the match to Gulf News and mentioned that he’s super excited for the match.
“I’m super excited. Going against Triple H, I think that speaks for itself. I’m always down to defend my yard… It’s not just a regular match, it’s for my Intercontinental title. I’m looking forward to put it up on the line… that’s the type of champion I want to be.”
Triple H also commented on the match and put over Reigns by saying he’s one of the most intense competitors in WWE right now.
“I bring a different intensity that my era brought to the ring. This is kind of a rematch from WrestleMania 32… and Roman is probably one of the most intense competitors in the WWE right now so I look forward to stepping in the ring with him. He calls himself the ‘Big Dog’, I call myself ‘The Game’… So, we’ll see.”