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WWE News: Intercontinental Title match announced for WrestleMania 34

Soumik Datta
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2.73K   //    06 Mar 2018, 15:11 IST

The Miz will defend his WWE IC Title in a triple threat match at WM 34
The Miz will defend his WWE IC Title in a triple threat match at WM 34

What’s the story?

As confirmed by General Manager Kurt Angle on this week’s edition of Monday Night Raw, current WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz will be defending his WWE IC Title in a triple threat match against Seth Rollins and Finn Balor at WrestleMania 34.

In case you didn’t know…

Currently, in his eighth reign as WWE Intercontinental Champion, The Miz has held the WWE IC Title for a total of 565 days, surpassing the likes of Don Muraco, The Honky Tonk Man, Tito Santana, and Razor Ramon in the list of combined Intercontinental Title reigns.

For the past several weeks, “The Hollywood A-Lister” has been engaged in a feud with former WWE World Champions Seth Rollins and Finn Balor and as noted in last week’s episode of WWE Raw, both Balor and Rollins were successfully able to defeat The Miz after being pitted in singles competition by GM Kurt Angle.

The heart of the matter

Following a 3-on-2 handicap match between The Miztourage against Seth Rollins and Finn Balor, Raw GM Kurt Angle announced that The Miz will defend his WWE Intercontinental Title in a triple threat match against “The Architect” Seth Rollins and the leader of the Balor Club, Finn Balor, at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans.

The Miz, who is currently in a quest to become the longest reigning WWE IC Champion in the company’s history, could see his history-chasing pursuit being in serious jeopardy after being pitted against two of the very best and athletic superstars in WWE, in the form of Balor and Rollins.

Furthermore, the triple threat match between Miz, Balor, and Rollins was also confirmed by WWE’s official Twitter handle earlier today and it is undeniable that this match is definitely capable of being the best bout of the evening at WrestleMania 34.

What’s next?

The WWE Intercontinental Title has truly been elevated by The Miz. This year's WrestleMania IC Title match also feels a lot more important compared to last year when Dean Ambrose and Baron Corbin squared off in the pre-show for the prestigious championship belt.

The WWE Universe at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, in New Orleans, is definitely going to witness a top class bout on the 8th of April and the entire WrestleMania 34 card is shaping up to be a really stellar show.

Here is the updated card for WM 34:

WWE Universal Title Match:

Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar

WWE Title Match:

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles

Triple Threat for the WWE Intercontinental Title:

Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor vs. The Miz

RAW Women's Title Match:

TBA vs. Alexa Bliss

SmackDown Women's Title Match:

TBA vs. Charlotte Flair

Finals of the WWE Cruiserweight Title Tournament:

Cedric Alexander or Roderick Strong vs. Mustafa Ali or Buddy Murphy or Drew Gulak or Mark Andrews

Mixed Tag Team Match:

Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle vs. Stephanie McMahon and Triple H

Author’s Take

This year’s IC Title match at WrestleMania honestly feels like a star-studded bout and personally, I’d hope that Finn Balor walks out with the championship belt in New Orleans come 8th April 2018.

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