The thrilling Intercontinental Championship rivalry between Dolph Ziggler and The Miz will continue at Night of Champions when The Showoff puts the title on the line against the Superstar with the “moneymaker,” The Awesome One.
These two, hungry athletes have carved out a brilliant series of matches in recent months, including their SummerSlam showdown in which Ziggler recaptured the championship gold. The Miz won a subsequent rematch on Raw by count-out, though in doing so, he ate a mean, last-ditch-effort superkick by The Showoff on the apron — a risky maneuver that simultaneously knocked Miz into the ring and propelled Ziggler to the floor.
Though the WWE Universe has witnessed Damien “Miz”-Dow, as The Miz’s stunt double, sub in for The Miz in appearances, it’s unlikely the former WWE Champion will want anyone but himself in the ring against Ziggler at Night of Champions, when the Intercontinental Title, which recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, is at stake. With “Miz”-Dow acting as a distraction, The Miz was even able to pin Ziggler during a tag team match on the Sept. 1 edition of Raw.
Can The Miz lock in the Figure-Four Leglock and claim his fourth Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions? Or will The Showoff repeat his SummerSlam success, retain the title and continue his trajectory up the WWE ladder?
The title clash happens Sunday, Sept. 21, at Night of Champions, which will be available live on WWE Network at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT!