Earlier today, we brought you word that The Miz was campaigning for an Intercontinental championship match against Wade Barrett at WrestleMania 29 on Sun., April 7, 2013, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. We also said it was likely that WWE would book the match because, well, it's not like either of the two have anything else going on.
Not surprisingly, WWE.com brings word that the match is now official. From the preview:
In a WWE.com exclusive announcement, Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett will defend his illustrious title against The Miz at WrestleMania, waging war in a battle for pride and glory that could only be settled at The Showcase of the Immortals.
The announcement of the monumental championship contest came on the tail end of The Awesome One's huge non-title victory over The Barrett Barrage on the March 25 edition of Raw. Not only was it the first time Miz and Barrett squared off one-on-one, but The Miz also actually made The Bare-Knuckle Brawler tap out to the famous Figure-Four Leglock.
That gives us nine matches now official for the big event, none of which have been announced for the pre-show, which is expected to be an hour long instead of the usual half hour.
Stay tuned for any announcement on that.
In the meantime, here's the full updated WrestleMania 29 match card and line-up:
- The Rock vs. John Cena
- Undertaker vs. CM Punk
- Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H
- Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger
- Team Hell No vs. Dolph Ziggler, Big E. Langston
- Ryback vs. Mark Henry
- Chris Jericho vs. Fandango
- The Shield vs. Randy Orton, Sheamus, Big Show
- Wade Barrett vs. The Miz