On Sunday night, one of the championships which changed hands was the Intercontinental Championship when Dolph Ziggler dropped his gold to the surprise of many fans.
At the time – and maybe even now – it made no sense whatsoever. Dolph Ziggler was over with the fans and the fans didn’t want The Miz as champion as entertaining as he was. There were no indications in the build-up or ever since Ziggler’s victory that The Miz would be recapturing the gold so soon, but at Night of Champions that seemed to be the case.
On the other hand, fans who are in the loop thought that Ziggler dropped the gold because he will be moving on to a potential big feud, with Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family and a championship title will make no difference whatsoever in a feud with Bray Wyatt.
Right now it’s unclear whether it’s happening so the booking team could be the ones we point fingers at for continuing to change the champions.
Even though fans were surprised at The Miz’ victory at Night of Champions, fans would have been ever more surprised less than 24 hours later, when Dolph Ziggler – without R-Ziggler – invoked his rematch clause as The Miz and Dolph Ziggler went at it once more.
The match still saw Damien Sandow waste his talent as The Miz’ body double as entertaining as it is, but even he couldn’t stop Dolph Ziggler from recapturing his Intercontinental Championship; where a day hadn’t even passed since he dropped the gold to The Miz, and it looks as if it was for no apparent reason.
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There’s no denying that the feud we have seen between Dolph Ziggler and The Miz has been slightly entertaining, The Miz is doing great work in his new Hollywood gimmick and having a stunt double was a stroke of genius. The matches the two have put on have also been very solid every time they have stepped in the ring, they have the chemistry and Ziggler ensures the audience is always on his side, but this needs to be the end of this. They have had a good feud but Ziggler now needs a new challenger but this is a prime example of why the prestige of certain championships have decreased drastically over the years.
Lack of prestige
It’s no secret that the championships change hands too often and the titles are defended on too many occasions. As fans we want to see the titles on the line but the fact that they continuously change hands stands for nothing. In just over a month Dolph Ziggler already has two Intercontinental Championship reigns whilst The Miz is now seen as a four time Intercontinental Championship now that he captured the gold and lost it the very next night.
You can understand the fans frustrations when they see a prestigious and historic championship such as the Intercontinental Championship changing hands like it’s pass the parcel, obviously things in the WWE need to be kept fresh but that doesn’t mean the image of the belt needs to be tarnished because eventually every single mid card superstar will have had a turn to wear the gold around their waist.
Even though some fans will be pleased The Miz is no longer champion, his short reign does the prestige of the Intercontinental Championship no favours whatsoever, let’s hope Ziggler can become a champion who can hold on to the belt for a number of months at least.
WWE fans – what do you think? Is it right for The Miz to drop the championship 24 hours after becoming champion? Or are you pleased with another new champion? Let us know in the comments section below.