The Miz def. Apollo Crews
In a huge rematch from SummerSlam, The Miz squared off with Apollo Crews of two Superstars with something to prove in a classic exhibition marred by interference. That’s a common occurrence, right?
Miz and Crews picked up right where they left off at SummerSlam, with both not only competing tactically, but also looking for high-impact maneuvers that could help them pull ahead the other.
Issues were complicated, however, when Dolph Ziggler, Miz’s No. 1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship at Backlash, got up from the announcer’s table — where he had been stationed during the contest — after The A-Lister incited him with a shove.
Ultimately, though, all Ziggler did was hand the titleholder some momentum, as Miz turned the tables and used Ziggler as a distraction for Crews, helping him secure the victory with the Skull-Crushing Finale.
After the match, Ziggler was fuming in the ring and standing over Miz’s Intercontinental Championship. The Showoff prompted the champion to come in the ring and take it, but Miz declined and instead had his lovely wife Maryse go in the ring and retrieve, prompting the ire of Ziggler.
Cowardly? Nah, smart.