The road to the Intercontinental Championship still runs through The Miz. Tonight (Feb. 26) on Raw, WWE scheduled an announcement to reveal exactly who Miz would defend the title against at WrestleMania 34.
Before fans found out who he would be facing, the champion cut a promo and he had a California sized chip on his shoulder.
UP NEXT: #ICChampion @mikethemiz is on his way out to learn exactly WHO his @WrestleMania opponent will be! #RAW pic.twitter.com/d8npUCI8ck— WWE (@WWE) February 27, 2018
When the title goes up, your mouth goes .— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) February 27, 2018
In 62 DAYS, @mikethemiz will become the longest-reigning #ICChampion of ALL-TIME! #RAW pic.twitter.com/u5kUQgVdyk
Tonight, @mikethemiz's opponent MIGHT determine who he faces at @WrestleMania...and he doesn't like that. #RAW pic.twitter.com/g4RCk0YbJR— WWE (@WWE) February 27, 2018
Due to the disrespect and under appreciation shown to him by WWE management, The Miz cut a great promo and nearly lost himself in the process.
Then Rollins came out to clear the Intercontinental title scene up a little bit.
"MIGHT" just isn't good enough for #ICChampion @mikethemiz as he prepares for his Road to #WrestleMania! #RAW @RealCurtisAxel @TheBoDallas pic.twitter.com/9Z3rTc5ePg— WWE (@WWE) February 27, 2018
Coming off an iron man week from Rollins, neither WWE nor the Raw announce team clarified what would happen if The Kingslayer defeated Miz tonight. Still carrying over the momentum from last week’s Gauntlet match, Rollins did not miss a beat but to his credit Miz kept up with him step-for-step.
The world-famous IT KICKS!— WWE (@WWE) February 27, 2018
We'll let you decide who made them famous...#RAW @mikethemiz pic.twitter.com/ZfEkyzJqta
#ICChampion @mikethemiz has a whole lot of aggression to unleash as he takes it to #TheMan @WWERollins! #RAW pic.twitter.com/kjtUc9QYHU— WWE (@WWE) February 27, 2018
Consider @WWERollins PLANTED courtesy of #ICChampion @mikethemiz! #RAW pic.twitter.com/5urEnT5U3H— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) February 27, 2018
Monday Night Rollins was in full effect as The Architect stole the show. After rolling out of a Skull Crushing Finale, Rollins took out The Miztourage on the outside and then pinned the champ with a spectacular frog splash for the three count. As The Miz laid near the opposite turnbuckle Rollins nearly went coast-to-coast with his top rope finishing move.
Post-match, while Rollins was still celebrating, Finn Balor’s music hit and the leader of The Balor Club basically walked all over the winner’s segment.
WHAT A VICTORY for @WWERollins, but someone's here to crash the party...#RAW pic.twitter.com/JM5CPm9Jx9— WWE (@WWE) February 27, 2018
With Balor already in the ring, Kurt Angle booked his Intercontinental champion in a match immediately after losing his bout to Rollins.
.@mikethemiz =— WWE (@WWE) February 27, 2018
He battles @FinnBalor in a #NoDQ match RIGHT NOW on #RAW...with EVERYONE barred from ringside! pic.twitter.com/6uWAYYTtMR
Staring down an 0-2 night, The Miz tried but was out done by a fresh Finn. After Coup de Grace hit on the center of Miz’s chest, Balor picked up the victory.
He just made no bones about it...@WWERollins WANTS @mikethemiz for the #ICTitle at @WrestleMania! #RAW pic.twitter.com/ZmYAK7dTMW— WWE (@WWE) February 27, 2018
The WrestleMania 34 pay-per-view (PPV) is scheduled for Sun., April 8, 2018, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Are we looking at a triple threat Intercontinental title match that night?