This week on Raw 25 as part of the celebrations for the 25th Anniversary of Monday Night Raw, WWE began laying down the foundations for WrestleMania 34 when The Miz defeated Roman Reigns to capture the Intercontinental Championship once more.
After throwing The Big Dog into an exposed turnbuckle, The Miz managed to hit his Skull-Crushing Finale on Reigns and pin him in the middle of the ring for the three-count to become the Intercontinental Champion for the eighth time in his career.
The Awesome One will likely have to give Reigns his Intercontinental title rematch at either the Royal Rumble this weekend or soon after this Sunday's pay-per-view in order to open The Big Dog up completely to face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 34.
While Reigns' trajectory for WrestleMania in New Orleans this April has been set for many months now, a potential opponent for The Miz at this year's Showcase of the Immortals hasn't really been discussed that much.
Recent reports have stated that the newly crowned Intercontinental Champion will put his title on the line at WrestleMania 34 in a major match, as he is currently receiving a huge push by the WWE, but no superstar on the current WWE roster was named.
According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, however, via Rajah, the current plan is for The Miz to defend the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans later this year against Braun Strowman.
Their report stated that it is WWE's intent is to make The Awesome One vs The Monster Among Men match one of the top matches at this year's WrestleMania, alongside with the Universal and WWE Title bouts.
This is why The Miz not only defeated Reigns for the title this past Monday, but also why the finish was a clean and decisive victory. WWE could still have a rematch take place, but The Miz would still be expected to come out on top in order to keep The Big Dog free for Lesnar and the Universal title.
The Miz vs Strowman would be an awesome match and it will possibly provide The Monster Among Men with his first ever WrestleMania moment, as he would likely be the favourite in their match and finish the show as Intercontinental Champion, his first ever title reign in the WWE.News Now - Sport News