Over his two-decade career, The Miz has become synonymous with the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
The star first captured the title back in 2012 and has gone on to have eight reigns, just one away from matching Chris Jericho’s record of nine.
He has now revealed that during one of these reigns, he pitched a unique new match type which would have seen the involvement of the legendary Ultimate Warrior.
The Miz wanted a unique match at WrestleMania involving Ultimate Warrior
Responding to a fan on TikTok who asked a question involving Miz’s favourite childhood wrestlers, the star recalled a pitch he made to lose the Intercontinental Championship to Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania in a unique new match type.
“This is actually an idea that I had that I really, really wanted to do but I just couldn’t make it happen. So, when I was Intercontinental Champion and I wanted to make the title relevant and prestigious, I wanted to defeat every former Intercontinental Champion because I wanted to be known as the best Intercontinental Champion and I thought there would be some pretty great matches.
“I wanted to have a Gauntlet Lumberjack Match. The reason I wanted it to be a Gauntlet Lumberjack Match is because the entrances would’ve been too long and it would take up too much time to do a traditional gauntlet.
“So everyone in the gauntlet would be by ringside as lumberjack and it would be four different former Intercontinental Champions with one in the ring.”
Miz went on to say he would win the match as intended, but then Warrior would make a surprise appearance and capture the Intercontinental Title.
“I would have to go through a gauntlet match defeating all of them. I would do that successfully at WrestleMania. In the end when I defeated the last person in that Gauntlet Lumberjack Match, what would happen? Ultimate Warrior’s music would hit, and he would be the last person in the gauntlet match.”
“He would run down, he would hit me with three clotheslines, do a splash and hit 1,2,3, and beat me for the Intercontinental Championship and I thought that would have been really, really cool. But never got to happen.”
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The bout was never to be and Warrior didn’t wrestle in WWE again after his dark match against Vader in June 1996. However, the star did return to the company as he was inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2014. Sadly, he passed away on April 8th, 2014, only days after receiving the honour.
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