Cesaro def. The Miz

The Miz vs. Cesaro: SmackDown LIVE, Jan. 22, 2019

The A-Lister looks to go 2-for-2 against The Bar in singles competition, as he takes on The Swiss Superman just five nights before Royal Rumble.

Following the chaotic, cake-filled battle between The Miz and Sheamus a week ago, The A-Lister suited up again tonight to take on Cesaro, just five nights before Miz & Shane McMahon try to defeat The Bar for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles at Royal Rumble.

With their partners in their corners, Miz and Cesaro whaled away on one another, and Miz seemed to be gaining some steam in the match’s pivotal moments, but Cesaro caught Miz with a brutal uppercut and tried to use the ropes as leverage. This led to Shane swatting Cesaro’s feet off the ropes, but The Celtic Warrior dropped him. Sheamus then kicked The Miz behind the referee’s back, allowing The Swiss Superman to connect with the Neutralizer for the win.

After the bout, an enraged Shane attacked Sheamus and temporarily took down him and Sheamus. However, when it was clear that Shane-O-Mac was setting up Cesaro for his signature elbow drop from the turnbuckle through the announcer’s table, Sheamus recovered and brutally threw Shane off the top rope, sending him crashing into the barricade below. The Bar then dropped Shane with a Brogue Kick, Miz with an onslaught of strikes and then catapulted Shane onto Miz who was laying on the announcer’s table.

Miz & Shane were down, and The Bar were standing triumphant. Was this a precursor of things to come this Sunday?

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