May 1st, 2018
Report by Lovell Porter for Wrestlezone.com
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Backstage, Paige lets us know that Shane McMahon will not be there tonight after being thrown through a table by Braun Strowman. Paige announces that Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles WWE Championship match will be a no disqualification match.
Miz says the Daniel Bryan no showing Miz TV was unforgivable. Bryan has been banned from Miz TV. Miz has a message for Seth Rollins. Rollins has something of Miz’s. This Sunday at Backlash the people will see an A-Freaking-Lister as champion once again. Miz introduces his guest, United States Champion Jeff Hardy. Miz asks Hardy if he thinks Miz is a better IC champion than Rollins. Hardy says only if you think better means a fake Hollywood blowhard then yes, Miz is better. If Miz was better, Miz would have won the IC title at the Greatest Royal Rumble. Miz says Hardy has a lot to say for someone who disrespected a future Hall of Famer like Randy Orton. Miz says he wonders what Randy Orton thinks about that. Miz says he has a surprise second guest: Randy Orton. Before Miz can finish the intro for Orton, Orton’s music hits and he joins them in the ring.
Miz tells Orton he interrupted the intro. Orton says “so?” Orton says he isn’t mad at Hardy. It’s not a big deal. They both took advantage of situations. As far as Orton is concerned they are cool. Miz says Orton doesn’t play well with others. Miz brings ups the SD Live top ten list and how Orton’s peers ranked him 9th. Orton says no one cares about a top 10 list. Miz blames Hardy for Orton’s loss last week. Hardy says no, that was the Singh brother who cost Orton the match. Miz thinks Hardy should have an RKO waiting for him. Orton says Miz must have forgotten who he is. No one tells Orton who to strike. Orton tells Hardy no matter how cool they are at Backlash Orton is taking this United States title back. Shelton Benjamin comes out and reminds Orton that he beat him last week. Benjamin says he deserves the title shot. Orton attacks Benjamin. Miz tries to attack Orton but Hardy hits him with the whisper in the wind.
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