Last week on SmackDown, The Miz failed to win the Triple Threat Match and did not get an opportunity to face “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt at Royal Rumble for The Universal Title. The New Day had tried to cheer The Miz up earlier in the evening after Miz failed to earn the opportunity to get another chance to face “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt at Royal Rumble. After Kofi Kingston made a light-hearted joke, an angry A-Lister chirped back and challenged Kingston to a match, which he accepted.
The two long-tenured Superstars would have an ultra-competitive back and forth contest, but Kofi would ultimately catch Miz at the exact right moment with a rollup that secured him the victory. However, still clearly frustrated over his tensions with “The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt, Miz would waste no time after the bell to put the boots to Kingston, seemingly in a fit of frustration.
Not a positive note for either Superstar to end the match on.