Roman Reigns vs. Riddle, a rare world title match on weekly television, is set for WWE SmackDown next week.

Riddle defeated Sami Zayn in a back-and-forth match on Friday night to earn his shot at the Tribal Chief's throne.

Riddle continues to elevate to new heights with the WWE universe firmly behind him.

Riddle channeled a seemingly legitimate injury to his tag team partner Orton and used it as fuel to become a legitimate main event player.

Riddle and Zayn both had something at stake on Friday night and fought tooth and nail for their individual rewards.

Elsewhere on SmackDown, a new champion was crowned as the imposing Gunther thrashed intercontinental champion Ricochet.

The now-former champion fought valiantly against his larger foe but was unable to overcome the power and ruthlessness.