Fans left surprised by The Miz's indie comments during brilliant RAW promo

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The Miz, Seth Rollins and Finn Balor are ensuring that their triple threat match at WrestleMania 34 for the Intercontinental Championship isn’t going to get lost in the shuffle.

The event this year is going to be jam-packed as usual and many fans are thankful that the championship isn’t going to be in a multi-man ladder match. Instead, all three talented stars are going to have the opportunity to steal the show.


At the moment, though, The Miz is certainly doing incredible work as a heel in the build-up to this match. This is usually nothing new but this week on Monday Night RAW, he took it up a notch by referencing their independent pasts to tell them that they stand no chance of defeating him.

While it’s common knowledge, WWE doesn’t usually reference the pasts of many indie stars, unless they’re talking about competing in Japan. However, it seems like Vince McMahon might have let it slide this week as fans on Twitter couldn’t believe the direction The Miz was heading in.

During his promo before their match, The Miz claimed that he would send Tyler Black and Prince ‘Nevitt’ back down to the bingo halls where they can Too Sweet the indie fans.


Although there was a slip of the tongue where he meant to say Devitt - Finn Balor’s previous character - and Black being Rollins’ previous moniker, it did take WWE fans by surprise in what was another incredible promo to continue hyping up this match.

While it seems like a minor detail, the reaction from fans speaks volume as there was genuine surprise at the fact that - despite being a heel - The Miz was able to reference their previous names which the company doesn’t usually do or allow.

However, The Miz’s aim was to get a reaction and he succeeded as it certainly has fans all over the world talking and his current act of talking down Rollins, Balor and their indie history probably won’t die down as we edge closer towards WrestleMania 34 next month.

While the reaction was largely positive, there was a small section of fans on Twitter who believed that nothing was gained from this promo when he mentioned their previous monikers, and it's something that should have been allowed.

What did you make of The Miz name dropping Prince Devitt and Tyler Black during Monday Night RAW this week? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.

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