Chris King gives his insight on The Miz vs. Shinsuke Nakamura w/Sami Zayn, and why he’s the perfect opponent to elevate the Intercontinental Championship.
“The King of Strong Style” Shinsuke Nakamura is in the middle of a career resurgence, after becoming the Intercontinental Champion at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view. His initial opponent was the high-flying sensation Ali, who gave Nakamura a run for his money but was unsuccessful in his attempt at claiming the gold.
— WWE (@WWE) August 7, 2019
During the first round of the King of the Ring Tournament, Sami Zayn suffered a devastating loss to Cedric Alexander in a relatively short amount of time. Afterward, “The Critic of the Critics” posted on Twitter that he was sick and tired of losses and it was time for a change.
What did that mean? We would find out twenty-four hours later on a special edition of MizTv. When Zayn suckered The Miz in and allowed his new client, The King of Strong Style to blast The A-Lister in the back of the head.
On this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, Miz was provoked once again by the cunning and crafty Zayn as he tried to get his hands on The Critic of the Critics. There is nothing more hilarious than watching Zayn jump up and down like a kid on Christmas morning, while Nakamura beats the hell out of Miz.
It was recently announced via Twitter that The A-Lister will challenge Nakamura for the Intercontinental Championship at Clash of Champions.
— WWE (@WWE) August 31, 2019
I couldn’t imagine a better opponent for The King of Strong Style than Miz, the former eight-time Intercontinental Champion who singlehandedly brought a tremendous amount of prestige back to the title. His impressive list of Intercontinental Championship title reigns, is just one shy away from tying The G.O.A.T Chris Jericho with nine title reigns.
This is the next step in the process of elevating the Intercontinental Championship and rebuilding Nakamura as a dangerous threat after years of mistreatment. Both performers are fully capable of delivering a show-stealing performance, and with Zayn as Nakamura’s mouthpiece, this feud can last over the next few months.
The end result will be, Nakamura stronger than ever after clashing with one of the greatest former Intercontinental Champion of this decade in my opinion. The prestigious Intercontinental Championship will be given the spotlight that it’s been lacking over the last couple of years!