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WWE News: Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz confirmed for UK Tour

Simon Cotton
ANALYST
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959   //    18 Apr 2018, 02:12 IST

The Miz has a punch coming, courtesy of Daniel Bryan
The Miz has a punch coming, courtesy of Daniel Bryan

What's the story?

With the anticipation at an all-time high for Daniel Bryan to get his hands on The Miz, fans in the United Kingdom may get the first chance to see both men cross paths.

WWE announced via Twitter that Bryan would face The Miz at the Live Events in Liverpool, Newcastle & Sheffield during the May UK Tour.


In case you didn't know

During the Raw Superstar Shakeup, Angle informed The Miz that he would be heading to SmackDown Live at the request of former SmackDown GM Bryan.

With The Miz coming back and Bryan staying on the blue brand, this is a feud many would describe as a necessity for WWE.

The heart of the matter

It's a fact that this match would have no significance if booked prior to 2016, but the desire to see Bryan return to in-ring action and the heat The Miz generated for antagonizing Bryan has made this a must-see feud.

The Miz's recent boost in star power is attributed to his scathing promo against Daniel Bryan and during one of the early episodes of Talking Smack.

Bryan was continually mocked by The A-Lister for getting injured and being unable to compete, but the most notable aspect of this rivalry was when The Miz started to incorporate Bryan's offence into his own (specifically the "Yes!" Kicks and the running dropkicks into the corner).

The Miz's use of Bryan's moves lead many to believe he was on his way back to the ring, but fans would have to put that dream on hold for another year when Bryan was cleared by WWE doctors just in time for WrestleMania 34.

What's next?

The UK tour begins on Friday, May 9, but The Miz and Bryan's matchups are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 16 in Liverpool through Friday, May 18 in Sheffield.

Author's take

This is is the type of feud wrestling fans live for. A great backstory, personal grudges, and two guys everyone cares about.

These matches are gonna be fun to watch and the UK crowd will give the wrestlers the responses they need to make it feel epic.


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Simon Cotton
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Multimedia Journalist, Columbia College Chicago Graduate Student, Jackson State University Alumnus Occasional guest on the Social Suplex Podcast Network. https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/social-suplex-podcast-network Catch me on Anchor for some interesting thoughts. https://anchor.fm/simon-cotton
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