Well, that de-escalated quickly.
Following last week’s announcement that The Miz’s contract was up and a weekend of contentious Tweets followed by a Facebook Live trade demand, WWE announced moments ago that the Intercontinental champion and his nemesis, SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan, have worked out a new deal which will keep the A-Lister on the blue brand:
#WWE has learned that #SDLive GM @WWEDanielBryan and #ICTitle Champion @mikethemiz have come to terms on a deal.— WWE (@WWE) September 19, 2016
Bryan reTweeted the announcement (Miz is too busy with his fantasy football empire to be bothered right now), so... I guess that’s that?
Hopefully, there’s some follow-up to this online and/or on the Sept. 20 episode of SmackDown. Otherwise, this is the latest strange turn to a story which so far has let the heel consistently get the upperhand on a babyface who can’t get any retribution in the ring.
Which may not be a bad thing, but it’s certainly not a storyline with which we’re accustomed as wrestling fans. Then again, pretty much everything with Bryan is new ground for WWE and its Universe. At least it’s been an entertaining ride.