The Miz and Damien Sandow are backstage giving lines to Grumpy Cat. They have a Grumpy Stunt Cat but Grumpy Cat isn’t impressed. Miz says last time Grumpy Cat had a bright idea it ended up in his litter box. Miz comes back and says he’s really a big fan and befriended her on Facebook. He kisses her and walks off.
Backstage segment with The Miz, Sandow and Grumpy Cat. Erick Rowan walks in and wants Grumpy. He settles for the Grumpy stunt double instead and walks off with it
With eight men set to clash in a Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Title Match at Survivor Series, Monday’s Raw was a strange exercise in tense tag-team cooperation, as WWE Tag Team Champions Gold & Stardust united with The Miz & Damien Mizdow against The Usos & Los Matadores. Or at least, it was tense for the WWE Universe, who clamored for Mizdow while his partners flitted in and out of the ring with varying degrees of success (he would get one brief stint in the ring, but that’s all). Los Matadores took the brunt of their opponents’ punishment, though the tables turned when The Usos entered the fray. After a brief scrum, Stardust found himself facing defeat until Miz and Goldust came to his aid, enabling the titleholder to unleash Dark Matter and save the matchup.
WWE unveiled a new youtube show today where the Miz, along with Damien’s assistance, gives acting lessons to his adoring fans. The first video shows the duo demonstrating “The Mirror Technique” through interpretative dance. I think this might have aired on the app as I’ve seen screencaps floating around twitter earlier in the week but it’s nice to see the full video uploaded, as well as the promise of more to come.
It’s been a while but WWE.com has finally updated Damien’s render to go along with his current look and we here at the site have to say that he looks fantastic. You can check out the full sized image in the gallery along with the new bio icon as well.
This whole stunt-double business has been a boon for The Miz, who has used “Damien Mizdow” to frustrate U.S. Champion Sheamus at every turn since failing to recapture his own Intercontinental Championship from Dolph Ziggler. This week’s installment of embarrassment for The Celtic Warrior culminated in a bizarre count-out defeat at the hands of The Awesome One, who broke out a little Twin Magic to confound the Irishman after Sheamus chased both Miz and Mizdow beneath the apron. Seeking the original Miz, the Irishman instead produced Mizdow, who distracted the Star-Spangled champion long enough for Miz to beat the referee’s 10-count back to the ring. You’re welcome.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go to the ring and out comes The Miz with his stunt double Damien “Mizdow” Sandow. WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler is out next with his stunt double R-Truth, now known as R-Ziggler.
Back and forth to start the match. Ziggler nails a nice hip toss before dropping a bunch of elbow drops. Miz avoids the last one and rolls to the apron. Miz drops Ziggler over the top rope and comes back in. Miz blocks a DDT and nails a big kick to the face for a 2 count. Miz keeps control and works Ziggler around the ring. Miz shows off some and dances around as he keeps Ziggler down. Ziggler gets up and fires back. They both go down in the corner as Truth and Sandow cheer them on. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits some of his own. Ziggler with a splash in the corner and a neckbreaker. Ziggler gets fired up but Miz blocks the Fame-asser. Ziggler counters that with a roll up for 2. Ziggler clotheslines Miz and they both tumble over the top rope.
Sandow takes advantage of the referee being distracted and pulls Ziggler off the apron before taking him out. Sandow yells at Florida Georgia Line. They stand up to confront him. Sandow mocks them. They both send him to the floor and Truth comes over to assist. Truth chases Sandow off to the back as Miz looks on. Miz turns around to a superkick from Ziggler for a close 2 count. Ziggler blocks the Skull Crushing Finale but Miz also blocked the Fame-asser. Miz applies the Figure Four now. It’s broken and they struggle. Ziggler drops Miz for another close 2 count. Ziggler waits for Miz to get up but Sandow appears on the apron. Ziggler superkicks him off but Miz takes advantage and rolls Ziggler up with a hand full of tights for the win.
Winner and New WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz
- After the match, Sandow and Miz celebrate in Ziggler’s face and leave with the title as Ziggler looks on. The announcers plug Florida Georgia Line’s new album and we get a replay of their involvement in the match.