Ricochet defeated Sami Zayn tonight on WWE Friday Night SmackDown.
Ricochet won the title after Johnny Knoxville walked out to ringside to cause a distraction as revenge on Zayn after he was attacked last week.
Ricochet is set for a big push. As it was reported earlier this week, he is slotted as the number 2 babyface on SmackDown. Since the Royal Rumble, Ricochet has been booked to win all of his matches at live events.
This is Ricochet's first Intercontinental Title reign.