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Will Damian Priest and The Miz finally have their final clash at Backlash?

The singles match born out of one of the most anticipated tag matches at WrestleMania 37.

The question one would typically ask here is, how did we get here?

The question that’s on mostly everyone’s minds is, why are we still here?

At WrestleMania, The Miz and John Morrison were defeated by international superstar and multiple award winning sensation Bad Bunny and his friend Damian Priest.

It was clear in the lead up to WrestleMania, Bad Bunny was being positioned as the top act in this storyline. Damian Priest was pushed into the spotlight alongside him, and the pair played off of each other nicely.

So WrestleMania came and went, and many options were available for Priest to branch out and develop as a Raw singles star.

A month later, WrestleMania Backlash features Damian Priest versus... The Miz!

The Lead-up

On the night after defeating The Miz and Morrison with Bad Bunny, Priest came out to defend Bad Bunny as The Miz hosted Miz TV. What followed was Priest accepting a two on one handicap match, and losing said match via many shenanigans and a stripped down Miz gaining the pin fall. It was already looking downhill for the new prospect from NXT without his Grammy award winning bestie.

After that, WWE caught a multi-person match bug and said, “Hey you, you, you, and you. You’re all feuding in separate storylines, but tonight, and the week after, and the week after, you’re teaming up in mixed tag action!”

Priest, alongside The New Day, would interrupt the music stylings of Elias, Ryker, Miz and Morrison by throwing very healthy looking rotten tomatoes at them. The babyfaces got the victory, but we all lost.

Morrison then started a two week program to defeat Priest in Miz’s honor. He lost both times, thanks to the man he was trying to defend.

Morrison tried to win on the May 10th edition of Raw in order to allow Miz to choose the stipulation for the WrestleMania Backlash match between he and Priest. After costing his friend the match, Miz ran in to attack Priest and was unsuccessful in executing a Skull-Crushing Finale. So he ran up the ramp to get away, and Priest decided that their pay-per-view match would be a Lumberjack match.

In essence, this match really shouldn’t be happening, because these men shouldn’t even be feuding anymore. But alas! The WWE formula this year post WrestleMania is “run it back” as nearly every match on that show has been rematched, and in some cases more than once!

Nevertheless, there’s no doubt in my mind that the match will be good. Let’s just... move on after this, m’kay? Please? Pretty please?


Who will win this match?

This poll is closed

  • 89%
    Damian Priest
    (76 votes)
  • 10%
    The Miz
    (9 votes)
85 votes total Vote Now

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