Just how far can Shane McMahon push The Miz?
Also, when will McMahon jump off the top of the cage, drop an elbow, only to have Miz move out of the way?
The story so far
Okay look, Shane-O-Mac has some deep-seated Daddy issues that are once again bubbling to the surface. McMahon’s suppressed feelings came out at Fastlane, when he turned on The Miz and attacked his former tag team partner’s Dad.
The unlikely duo’s formation and subsequent break-up was actually one of WWE’s better storylines throughout the first half of 2019. At WrestleMania 35, the feud looked to be coming to an end but instead McMahon pulled off the upset in a better than expected Falls Count Anywhere match.
The build to Money in the Bank
Following WrestleMania 35, The Miz was put on Raw and it looked like maybe this rivalry was coming to an end. Instead both Miz and McMahon have jumped brands, almost on a weekly basis, in search of new and exciting ways to attack one another.
The feud reached another peak, when McMahon locked Miz in a triangle choke submission and refused to let go. Miz passed out in the hold while McMahon displayed a large image of his rival’s Dad on the big screen.
This assault would lead to Miz challenging McMahon to a steel cage match at Money in the Bank.
The go-home show
For a heel, it was odd just how quickly McMahon agreed to be locked in a steel cage with a man he’s tortured for months on end. At the final SmackDown before Money in the Bank, McMahon barred The Miz from ringside during a four on three handicap match between himself, Elias, Daniel Bryan, and Rowan versus Roman Reigns and The Usos.
McMahon’s team won on Tuesday night, but then tried to continue the attack after the bell sounded. With a steel chair in hand, Miz came out to rescue his friends (???) in a spot usually reserved for the hottest baby face in the locker room.
Which brings us to the fact that after years of being fantastic heel, Miz has been a baby face for much of 2019. For the most part, WWE’s decision to have Miz’s first face feud be opposite a heel McMahon has worked out just fine.
Many assumed Miz would topple McMahon at WrestleMania, so what happens if Shane-O-Mac makes lightning strike twice? Even in victory, how much longer will WWE want to keep Miz as a baby face? Win or lose at Money in the Bank, it will be interesting to watch what WWE does with The Miz throughout the summer.
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