This doesn’t mean it won’t be happening at Backlash and other televised shows, too. But the first matches in the long-awaited Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz feud we officially know about will be happening in May when SmackDown heads across the pond...
BREAKING NEWS: @WWEDanielBryan will face @mikethemiz in Liverpool, Newcastle & Sheffield on the #WWEUKTour this May! Tickets available: https://t.co/qMNiKjbzMw #YesYesYes pic.twitter.com/XUKPPtYS1L— WWE UK (@WWEUK) April 17, 2018
Those dates are:
Liverpool - Weds., May 16
Newcastle - Thurs., May 17
Sheffield - Fri., May 18
As mentioned above, house show encounters are often practice or re-runs of pay-per-view (PPV) bouts. So the rivalry which started years ago on NXT and proceeded through Bryan’s retirement via Talking Smack will almost certainly be featured on a May or June Network special.
But if you were (full disclosure, like me) thinking it could be a SummerSlam or other “Big 4” main event-caliber feud, this is likely confirmation WWE doesn’t see it that way.
There’s only one way to find out, though... so I’ll keep watching. Who’s with me?