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In the aftermath of No Mercy from Sunday, the majority of people have been asking about the booking of the show, and in particular, the running order.

Just a few hours before the pay-per-view kicked off, WWE announced that the initial main event of AJ Styles vs Dean Ambrose vs John Cena for the WWE Championship would, in fact, kick off the show.

This was done because WWE faced stiff competition on Sunday from the presidential debate and the NFL, with New York Giants taking on The Green Bay Packers.

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So instead of the triple threat ending the PPV, it was assumed that the Intercontinental Championship match would headline the event.

The Miz took on Dolph Ziggler in a championship vs career match, with the latter prevailing and saving his career on SmackDown LIVE and with WWE.

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However, the decision to have Miz vs Ziggler in the middle of the card came as a surprise to the WWE Universe, who saw Randy Orton vs Bray Wyatt main event the show.

After the show, and speaking on 'Talking Smack', Daniel Bryan admitted that he potentially made a mistake by not booking the IC Title match as the main event.

The SmackDown LIVE general manager then stated that he felt Wyatt and Orton both deserved to main event the show as well.

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However, according to NoDQ, there are two reasons behind the booking decision.

One reason is because of officials wanting Orton and Wyatt to main event the show because they believe they are both bigger names that Miz and Ziggler.

The other reason is WWE felt the 'feel good' moment of Ziggler winning the belt would have been given away had they put the match on last.

Possibly valid points from WWE's perspective, but there is no denying the fact both Ziggler and Miz deserve to headline a PPV soon, especially given the standard of matches they've been delivering in recent weeks.

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