WWE fans may finally get the dream match between The Miz and Daniel Bryan they have craved even before everyone’s favorites underdog was reinstated to wrestler this year at WrestleMania 34.
The company is doing a solid job of planting seeds leading up to an eventual match between the two former WWE champions, but the path to the ultimate prize has some twists and turns on a very bumpy road. Do the events at Extreme Rules next Sunday night lead to a main event caliber match at SummerSlam in August.
Yes! Yes! Yes!
WWE’s newest angle, involving Bryan and Kane and the reformation of Team Hell No in a match for the SmackDown tag team titles almost certainly will involve The Miz, keeping the straps around the waist of the Bludgeon Brothers and leading to a challenge by Bryan at the second most significant pay-per-view event on the company calendar.
Just a side note – If WWE would like to get Paige involved in this, with her making the announcement next Tuesday night, I am all for that as well.
In what has to be one of the best slow played hands of power in decades, the Bryan-Miz feud has remained a white-hot topic, with both superstars taking jabs at each other the past two-plus years while Bryan was on the mend. Verbal confrontations on living programming (Talking Smack) and mimicking moves in the ring (by The Miz) to get under Bryan’s skin has been solid.
I am often at a loss for words when it comes to saluting the creative team of this promotion, but a hearty “Bravo” is well worth it here. WWE has hit all the right buttons, allowed the feud to fester and once the two get in the ring, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, there will be magic and fireworks in one perfect storm.
According to Marc Middleton of wrestlinginc.com, “The Miz will be missing the July 15th WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view as he will be participating in the MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball game that day at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The game will air the next day, Monday, on ESPN after the T-Mobile Home Run Derby.”
— The Miz (@mikethemiz) July 6, 2018
He may not be in full form on Sunday, July 14th, but he can still have an influence on the outcome of the match affecting his nemesis, Bryan.
Multiple sources over the past few weeks have reported WWE is still preparing for life without Bryan, who has not signed a new deal with the company yet. The idea is to get the most out of the superstar while the company can. The reunion with Kane may have been a way to connect dots sooner rather than later with The Miz, which could have been a main event match at WrestleMania 35.
“With questions about what Bryan will do when his contract expires later this year, WWE is apparently working to get as many “dream matches” out of him as possible before his potential exit,” UPROXX.com reports.
Regardless of whether The Miz is competing in an MLB All-Star event, it is hard to believe WWE will keep him out of the Extreme Rules pay-per-view with a chance to continue to push one of the hottest feuds in the company today.