5 reasons why The Miz should win the Intercontinental Championship at Backlash 2018
WWE has the chance to shock the world at Backlash, and they should absolutely do it.
At Backlash 2018, the WWE Universe would witness many rematches from WrestleMania, a whole host of time filler bouts and one crucial match that could shape the landscape of WWE in 2018.
The Miz vs Seth Rollins on paper may not seem like a match that has many stakes attached to it, but when further analyzing the possible consequences this match might hold for the future of Raw and SmackDown Live, it is hard to ignore the importance of this inter-brand bout.
Therefore, while many are expecting Seth Rollins to retain his Intercontinental title at Backlash easily, WWE should take a considerable risk and swerve fans. This year WWE has done many unpredictable things already and if Seth Rollins loses his mid-card title it might top their 2018 list of risks
Moreover, while most would suggest this would be a wrong decision just for the sake of shock value, the potential following this decision is quite beneficial to Raw and SmackDown Live.
#1 The last chance to create history
The Miz has gone unnoticed for a long time as one of WWE’s most underrated talents. “The A-lister” has indeed developed into one of the company's best promo artists, and he has evolved his in-ring ability aptly to craft classic matches with countless superstars.
Therefore, at Backlash 2018, if the Miz pulls the upset of the pay-per-view and snatches the Intercontinental title from Rollins, he would tie Chris Jericho with nine IC title reigns.
While most would say that Miz can win the Intercontinental title in the future, but, if the title goes to Raw and Miz stays on SmackDown Live for a lengthy run, this could be a significant missed opportunity on WWE’s part. Moreover, a money programme with Chris Jericho shortly could be the final step in the resurgence of the Intercontinental title.