With the next pay-per-view on WWE's schedule, "No Mercy 2017," the latest episode of WWE "Raw" brought with it an interesting match to set up a new No. 1 contender. One of the only championships that wasn't defended at the "SummerSlam 2017" pay-per-view was The Miz's Intercontinental Championship.

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However, that title will be defended very soon, as in next week on WWE "Raw." Here are the latest details on how the new No. 1 contender was determined for the title.

Battle Royal on 'Raw'

The latest episode of WWE 'Raw' took place in Memphis, Tennessee at FedEx Forum. After the show opened with Intercontinental Champion The Miz and his "Miztourage" hitting the ring for a promo, "Raw" General Manager Kurt Angle came out to let him know he'd be defending the Intercontinental Championship next week on "Raw" against a new contender.

The Miz gained a new opponent to defend his Intercontinental Championship against next week on 'Raw.' [Image via WWE/YouTube]
The Miz gained a new opponent to defend his Intercontinental Championship against next week on 'Raw.' [Image via WWE/YouTube]

In order to determine that contender, a 15-man Battle Royal took place. Participating in the big event were The Big Show, Matt and Jeff Hardy, Finn Balor, Jason Jordan, Kalisto, R-Truth, Goldust, Apollo Crews, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Curt Hawkins, Bo Dallas, and Elias, and Curtis Axel. The Miz and Maryse watched it take place from the ringside area.

New No. 1 contender?

The match came down to Finn Balor, Jeff Hardy, Jason Jordan, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, and Elias.

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At one point, Bray Wyatt's video and sound went off. As the lights came on, he was in the ring to grab Finn and toss him out of the match. After the interference, he disappeared. Jason Jordan started to gain momentum and ended up eliminating Axel, Elias, and Dallas. However, Jeff Hardy was able to quickly grab Jordan and toss him out of the ring.

With that, Jeff Hardy has become the new No. 1 contender for the WWE Intercontinental title. He'll face The Miz on next week's episode of "Monday Night Raw." It sets up an intriguing matchup that fans may not have seen coming, due to the fact that Jeff had been working tag team matches with his brother Matt.

Can Jeff capture the Intercontinental title for another reign? If so, it will make for his fifth time winning that particular championship in the WWE. However, The Miz has also had an impressive series of title reigns that have gone for over 437 days combined. The Miz is now approaching historic levels as he's nearing the total days the title was held by former champions such as Tito Santana (443) and The Honkey Tonk Man (454). However, The Miz still has a bit further to go to catch the all-time leader, Pedro Morales, as his two reigns totaled 619 days as champion.

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