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WWE: Four More Years With Miz is Good For Business

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It’s not easy to predict what WWE will be like in 2022, but there is a good chance The Miz will be continue to be one of the company’s top stars.

According to a report from PWInsider, the Intercontinental Champion and WWE have agreed to a four-year deal that will last until 2022.

Everything’s coming up for The Miz. He recently defeated Roman Reigns for the Intercontinental title to begin his eighth reign with the belt. He will be one of the six wrestlers competing in the men’s Elimination Chamber match, where the winner will challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal title at Wrestlemania 34.

If the rumors are true, Miz is set to have a big match at the Showcase of the Immortals, defending his Intercontinental title against either Braun Strowman or Finn Balor.

Outside of the ring, he and his wife Maryse are set to star in their own TV and they are expecting a baby girl days before Wrestlemania.

It’s not a surprise to see WWE wanting to keep The Miz under the company banner for the foreseeable future. He has done some of his best work – as well as some of the best work in the company – in the last few years.

Ever since his tirade against Smackdown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan, Miz has delivered in promos. During Wrestlemania season last year, he and Maryse were in a program with John Cena and Nikki Bella. The combination of them mocking of “Total Bellas,” along with cutting promos with conviction, had fans gravitating toward him in the lead up to Wrestlemania 33.

Even when his matches are on the midcard, he makes them feel important. During Survivor Series, Miz garnered attention with his back-and-forth promos with then-United States Champion Baron Corbin. He recently did this with Reigns in the lead up to their Intercontinental title rematch.

The Miz has been one of WWE’s most consistent performers in the last 10 years. He never gets injured, which has led to some people calling him a “soft wrestler.” His work in the last have of his career easily outshines his work in 2011 when he was the WWE Champion.

Fans and critics have also praised his runs with the Intercontinental title, saying he has helped elevate the belt to  prominence. In a recent interview with ESPN, Miz said he wants to main event Wrestlemania with the Intercontinental title.

There is speculation the Miz is expected to be elevated to the main event scene – and why not? He would make a great challenger for Roman Reigns, should the Big Dog wrestle the Universal title from Lesnar.

A match between him and Reigns would be a good, barnburner between two workers.

The Miz may not produce a five-star New Japan-strong style match, but he is a solid worker that can elevate anyone he works with. On the flip side, he could do great character work with the likes of Kenny Omega or Kazuchika Okada should they come to WWE.

We’re only two months into the year and it appears 2018 will be another strong year for The Miz and the next four will only get better.

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Bobby Lashley Discusses Turning Heel, Challenging AJ Styles

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WWE superstar Bobby Lashley has been a bit stale in recent weeks, and a heel turn is badly needed to reboot his character.

Lashley is all for a heel turn, and would like to set his sights on Smackdown’s WWE World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles, who he has never stepped in the ring with despite both being under the Impact Wrestling (TNA) banner a few years back.

“He was going out while I was coming in and he was involved with these other things” Lashley said of Styles and TNA, during an appearance on The Big J Show (h/t Wrestling Inc).

Lashley believes he is the perfect heel compliment to Styles’ face character.

“The MMA part was to show people that I can do it, a lot of people look at me as such a nice guy, they don’t understand how dangerous I can actually be” Lashley said of being heel.

“The thing with AJ is a crazed good guy needs a crazed bad guy. When I flip that switch and you see that bad side of me like I had in TNA, I believe I’m a perfect person to AJ’s good.”

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Shawn Michaels Returning to Ring at WWE Crown Jewel

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Fans have been clamoring for it since the moment he retired at WrestleMania 26, and now it appears that Shawn Michaels will be coming out of retirement for a return to the ring at WWE Crown Jewel.

Michaels will be in the corner of Triple H as he takes on the Undertaker, who will have Kane in his corner, at WWE Super Show-Down, and that match will be used to set up what is likely to be a tag team match between the four men at WWE Crown Jewel.

According to our source, WWE is discussing the idea of Michaels’ in-ring return stretching past a one-off appearance, and would like to see him in 1-2 other high profile matches, ending at WrestleMania 35 where he would take on the Undertaker, for what would likely be the Undertaker’s final match.

 

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Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg Rumored for WrestleMania 35

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While the rumored opponent for Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 35 has been Charlotte Flair for months now, it appears that Cris Cyborg is a name that is being mentioned as a potential opponent for Rousey at next year’s mega-show.

Cyborg spoke on the rumors, rather cryptically, during an appearance on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, which you can see below:

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