For the past two years, the Intercontinental Championship has been defended at WrestleMania in a Ladder match (Daniel Bryan capturing the Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania 31 and Zack Ryder capturing the Title at WrestleMania 32).
This was the original plan for this year’s WrestleMania 33 as well, but not anymore.
When 2017 began, WWE decided to focus on pushing “The Lone Wolf” Baron Corbin on SmackDown Live and he was put in an Intercontinental Championship feud with Dean Ambrose.
The two are now expected to square off at WrestleMania 33 for the Intercontinental Title in some gimmick match. This means that the usual multi-man ladder match for the Intercontinental Title won’t take place now.