DALLAS — The word “coward” has altered the fortunes of many over the past several weeks. First, it got United States Women’s National Soccer Team goalie Hope Solo suspended from the squad, and now it has The Miz, Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler all intertwined in an explosive situation.
Following the exchange between Bryan and Miz on Talking Smack last week and Bryan still clearly on edge about it in a conversation with Shane McMahon at the beginning of the show, Miz came out with a passionate plea following up on Talking Smack and was then joined by Ziggler who fired right back. After several rounds of verbal battle between the two, Ziggler challenged Miz to a straight up fight on the spot
The Intercontinental Champion contemplated the offer, but ultimately declined. Ziggler, clearly bothered by both this and his own recent shortcomings, did not back down, finally hitting him with that familiar word … coward. The mere mention of the word enraged The A-Lister, prompting wife Maryse to hold him back, but still led to no match.