Intercontinental Champion The Miz confronted The Miztourage on "Miz TV"
The Miz’s game plan leading into WrestleMania has been to pit Finn Bálor and Seth Rollins against each other in the hopes they'll be too preocupied with each other to mount a proper challenge for the Intercontinental Title. Turns out two (or three) can play that game.
Playing off escalating tensions between Miz and The Miztourage, who have been less than efficient in their duties lately, The Kingslayer arrived early to his and Bálor’s “Miz TV” interview to stoke the animosity between the Intercontinental Champion and his supporting cast. He did is pretty good job of it, as an aggravated Bo Dallas muttered that Miz was a “phony A-Lister who can’t fight” into the mic after a lengthy berating. Bálor arrived to pile on by goading Dallas into insulting his boss a second time, leading to a slap across the face from The Awesome One that he tried to play off as “firing up” his enforcers. It seemed to work, too ... until Miz implied that he was a better Intercontinental Champion than Mr. Perfect, leading to some raised eyebrows from Curtis Axel.
With Miz having shoved both his loafers in his mouth, he quickly found himself surrounded by The Miztourage and Rollins and Bálor — though the whole confrontation turned out to be a ruse to goad Seth and Finn into a beatdown from Bo & Axel. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson’s arrival sent The Miztourage packing, and it kick-started a brawl among the three WrestleMania opponents that ended with Miz, Rollins and Bálor all fighting over possession of the Intercontinental Title. Finn came out on top in the scramble, knocking Rollins to the mat and stepping over him to hoist the championship above his head. Retribution may yet be in the cards for The Kingslayer, however, as he and Bálor will clash next week on Raw just six days before WrestleMania.
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