After a turbulent several days of contract negotiations … and re-negotiations … and thinly-veiled Twitter insults, The Miz finally signed a new contract with SmackDown LIVE! However, much to his surprise, and thanks to the fine print, his first action as a re-signee was to defend his Intercontinental Championship against Dolph Ziggler, and, if he didn’t, his new contract would be null-and-void.
The two went back and forth for a while until, much like their match at Backlash, Maryse attempted to spray an unidentified substance into Ziggler’s eyes. However, unlike the pay-per-view, Miz’s wife was caught and the referee promptly ejected Maryse from ringside. Yet, the commotion still proved to be too much for The Showoff to overcome, as The A-Lister defeated Ziggler by slyly spraying Ziggler himself with the substance behind the referee’s back to retain his championship.