Last night on Smackdown Live The Miz defended The Intercontinental Championship against Dean Ambrose. The turning point in the match occurred when The Miz’s wife Maryse slapped The Lunatic Fringe. Instead of disqualifying The Miz, Ambrose convinced the Referee to ban Maryse from ringside. Shortly after Ambrose hit Dirty Deeds and 1.. 2.. 3… we had a new Intercontinental Champion.
This is Ambrose’s second reign as intercontinental Champion. He won the title the first time at TLC 2015 and carried it until February of 2016. It was a short but entertaining reign as he mostly feuded with Kevin Owens. Although The Miz has been a very entertaining Intercontinental Champion, it’s time for someone new to win the gold. Dolph Ziggler won the Intercontinental Championship at No Mercy in a career vs title match-up. But, The Miz would go on to win back his title shorty after. Other than that The Miz has held the Title since the day after WrestleMania. Dean Ambrose was the perfect person to bring The Miz’s reign to an end. Especially since his girlfriend, WWE Interviewer Renee Young, has been brought into WWE storylines. It has started up a new and dynamic rivalry. The Miz and Maryse vs Dean Ambrose and Renee Young. Maybe we’ll see the rematch at The Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View on January 29th.