Maybe it was having Damien Sandow and his own personal makeup artist at ringside. Maybe it was an extra burst of aggression. Maybe it was just luck. Whatever it was, The Miz proved he’s more than a prissy movie star in a tag match that teamed him and Cesaro against Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus, coming through for his team when it mattered most.
And he certainly has the bruises to prove it, thanks to Sheamus unleashing a Beats of the Bodhrán that defied count on The Awesome One. A particularly ingenious use of Sandow sealed the deal for Miz; after Sheamus and Cesaro briefly beat the hell out of each other and tagged in their partners, Miz attempted to activate his stunt double against a surging Ziggler. Despite Sandow not being cleared to enter the match, Dolph Zig-Zagged him anyway, and Miz pounced with a Skull-Crushing Finale to the Intercontinental Champion. Lights, camera, victory.
Damien Sandow emerged for his match against Sin Cara dressed as “Mr. Border Patrol,” ready to send both his opponent – and apparently certain members of the WWE Universe – back across the Rio Grande. But Sin Cara would rise above, dropping in on Sandow with the Swanton Bomb for the victory.