The Miz, a seasoned veteran in the WWE, refused to let a younger competitor overshadow him week after week. Following his recent loss to the returning Tommaso Ciampa, "The A-Lister" was slated for a rematch against his former on-screen protégé on Monday night's episode of "WWE Raw." Prior to the match, Ciampa took a jab at The Miz, mocking him as "Mr.
Tiny Balls" and vowing never to play second fiddle to someone like him. Infuriated by Ciampa's remarks, The Miz seized the opportunity to make a resounding statement. As Ciampa made his entrance, The Miz launched a surprise attack from behind, thrusting the former DIY member into the barricade not once but twice, prompting the referees to immediately start the match.
The Miz then ruthlessly targeted Ciampa's ankle, hurling it into the LED apron twice and delivering merciless kicks to the head.
Intense Crowd Spurs Miz Brutality
The hostile atmosphere inside the Enmarket Arena in Savannah, Georgia, intensified with a chant mocking The Miz's anatomy, pushing the irate wrestler to further focus on his former partner's vulnerable ankles, subjecting him to a suplex against the barricade.
The segment concluded with The Miz executing a devastating Skull Crushing Finale on the unforgiving concrete floor. Once "Raw" went off the air, The Miz took the opportunity to express his frustration towards Ciampa, particularly for what he perceived as a "sucker punch" during Ciampa's WWE comeback, rather than an appreciative reunion.
"Is that the gratitude I receive for everything I've done for him?" The Miz interrogated Byron Saxton, seeking validation for the opportunities he provided Ciampa. He dismissed any grievances about not reaching out, emphasizing that he didn't make calls to anyone.
Referring to his recent appearance in his hometown of Cleveland, The Miz retorted, "Do you think I called anybody? No. They call me. They want to hang out with me because I'm the superstar. Let's get that straight." Asserting his place in the WWE, The Miz demanded respect.
"Put some respect on my name," he declared emphatically. "I'm tired of the lack of respect I receive. I'm a two-time Grand Slam Champion, a veteran in this industry!" The Miz's passionate promo demonstrated his refusal to be undermined, highlighting his accomplishments and the unwavering confidence he possesses as a seasoned competitor.
With the heated rivalry between The Miz and Tommaso Ciampa now at its boiling point, WWE fans eagerly await the next chapter in this intense feud.