The Miz & Damien Mizdow have yet to declare their rematch for the WWE Tag Team Titles, but in the meantime, The Awesome One and his rising-star stunt double got themselves mixed up in yet another professional rivalry: that of former and new “Total Divas” cast-members Naomi and Alicia Fox. With the two Divas uniting alongside The Usos and The Mizzes, respectively, the ensuing Six-Person Mixed Tag Team Match immediately took on an intensely personal air.
Naomi and Alicia started things off — unsurprisingly given the incident before the match — but the bout quickly reverted to Miz, Mizdow and The Usos. Mizdow, sadly, was denied entry into the match yet again by his mentor, but Miz proved to have learned his lesson from last week. A timely bit of misdirection employed to a rolling Uso gave Miz the opening to seal the bout with a roll-up. Awesomely done.
He’s not just the best stunt double in the business; he’s also one of the most surprising fan-favorites of the past year. Mimicking The Miz on the microphone, in the ring and even when the “A-lister” is writhing on the ground in agony, Mizdow has mastered the entertainment in “sports-entertainment” in a major way, and it’s nearly impossible to take your eyes off The Miz’s doppelganger. Whether alongside the bearer of “The Moneymaker” or on his own, 2015 will be the year of Mizdow.
Although The Miz would argue otherwise, it was Mizdow who was instrumental in capturing the WWE Tag Team Titles for the duo at Survivor Series, and those “We want Mizdow!” chants have kept getting louder ever since that night. We wouldn’t be surprised if Mizdow wears more than mere “stunt championships” on his shoulders in the very near future. — JAMES WORTMAN
The Miz and Damien Sandow are backstage talking. Naomi walks up and hugs The Miz. She thanks him. He asks for what and she wants to talk in private. Miz asks Sandow to leave and he does. Naomi says she called a producer and thanks to Miz, the producer wants to meet with Naomi to discuss future projects. Naomi says Miz took a lot of crap, especially from Jimmy Uso, to get her the shot and she really appreciates it. She wishes him good luck tonight and walks off. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and out first come the #1 contenders The Usos. WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz and Damien Sandow are out next.
Lilian Garcia does formal ring introductions. Miz starts off with Jimmy Uso but goes to the corner. Fans chant for Sandow to be tagged in. They go to lock up but Miz goes back to the corner to tall. Miz comes out of the corner and beats Jimmy down. We see Naomi watching backstage. Jimmy fights back and slams Miz for a 2 count. Miz drops Uso with a shoulder. Miz runs the ropes but runs into an elbow and goes down. Jey Uso tags in and they double team Miz in the corner. Uso with a big splash and a 2 count. Miz with a jawbreaker. Miz gets rocked and taken back to the corners for more offense by Uso. The Usos make another tag and double team Miz some more. Uso clotheslines Miz to the floor and Sandow plays his role and jumps out of the ring. Uso runs the ropes to leap out onto Miz but Miz knocks him out of the air and comes in with a big boot for a 2 count. Fans chant for Sandow again as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Miz is beating Jey Uso down. Miz teases a tag to Sandow but gets booed when he doesn’t. Uso misses an enziguri but kicks Miz back. Jimmy tags in and unloads on Miz. Jimmy with a big kick to the gut and a right hand. Jimmy with the Samoan Drop. Sandow runs in and Jimmy tosses him to the floor. Miz avoids the splash in the corner but gets rolled up for 2. Uso nails an enziguri, sending Miz to the floor. Uso runs the ropes and lands out onto Miz. He brings Miz in and goes to the top. Uso lands on his feet. Miz takes control and nails a DDT for a 2 count.
Miz works on the legs for a Figure Four. More back and forth with Uso. Uso drops Miz again for another close 2 count. Miz trips Uso and locks in the Figure Four. Miz tightens the hold but Uso finally makes it to the bottom rope. Miz goes for the Figure Four again but it’s blocked. Uso applies a leg submission of his own but Sandow makes the save. Sandow tosses Uso to the floor. Jimmy nails a superkick but it hits Sandow as Miz put him in the way. Uso blocks a Skull Crushing Finale and hits a superkick. Jey tags in for a big splash from the top but lands on knees. Miz with the Skull Crushing Finale for a very close 2 count. Miz with right hands on Jey. He goes for another Finale but Jimmy tags in and nails a superkick. The Usos hit a double superkick and Jimmy hos to the top for the big splash. They win the titles.
Edge and Christian are backstage when The Miz and Damien Sandow come in. They do some comedy and demand a rematch for their titles. Edge gives them a match but it’s not a rematch for the titles. He says it will be next and they walk off.
We go to the ring and The Miz waits with Damien Sandow. Their opponents are former NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension. Konnor and Viktor make their way out.
Konnor starts off and attacks Sandow as he comes in. Konnor beats him down and tags in Viktor for some double team shoulders. Viktor stomps away but runs into a boot in the corner. Sandow with a clothesline. Sandow hits Konnor on the apron but it does nothing. Sandow turns around to a big shot from Viktor. Konnor tags in and knocks Miz off the apron. They nail Fall of Man on Sandow for the win.
The Miz & Damien Mizdow retained the WWE Tag Team Championships by disqualification at WWE TLC, when Miz hit one of the challengers with his stunt double’s Slammy Award.
Days after the WWE Universe named Jimmy & Jey Uso the Tag Team of the Year at the 2014Slammy Awards, they hoped to reinforce their placement at the top of by reclaiming the WWE Tag Team Championship. But Miz and his stunt double Mizdow used distractions, mind games and an award to escape Cleveland with the gold still in their grasps.
Miz and Jey kicked off the title showdown inside Quicken Loans Arena by trading and reversing roll-up pinfall attempts — while Mizdow reenacted on the ring apron. When Jimmy entered the bout, though, the time for laughter was over. Steaming over Miz’s suspicious attempts to put his wife Naomi in touch with his Hollywood agent, Jimmy set out to beat a lesson into the self-proclaimed “A-lister”. After a spear and a series of hard shots. Jimmy and his twin brother followed with up a delayed double-team vertical suplex, holding Miz upside down in the air for more than a minute, which Mizdow comically tried to replicate in the corner rather than helping Miz.
Former WWE Champion Miz used his wits to get momentum back on his team’s side, though, recovering from The Usos’ dives and athleticism with devastating kicks to the face and a sudden DDT on Jey. With The Usos reeling, the WWE Universe in Cleveland, the hometown Miz renounced earlier this year, chanted “We want Mizdow!” The distraction allowed Jey to recover and tag his brother Jimmy back into the match.
Jimmy flipped the momentum with a Samoan drop, and after he locked Miz in a submission hold of his own after powering out of the Figure-Four. It seemed The Usos would recapture the gold at WWE TLC.
When Jimmy climbed the top rope to punctuate the victory with a big splash, though, Miz crawled out of the ring and he and Mizdow headed for the exit. The Usos dove on Mizdow in an attempt to keep the champions from fleeing, but Miz smacked one of the twins with a Slammy Award, warranting a disqualification loss and ensuring he and his stunt double would leave Cleveland as champions by a technicality.
Lawler introduces this year’s Slammys host Seth Green and out he comes. Seth says the Slammys aren’t pre-determined like other award shows because the fans control these awards on the WWE App. Green is interrupted by WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz and Damien Sandow. Sandow gets a big pop when he appears. Miz puts himself over to Green. Green says he does see an A-lister but it’s not The Miz, it’s Sandow. The crowd pops again. Green says Sandow is awesome. Miz wants to move on and introduce the This Is Awesome Moment of the Year Slammy. We go back to the announcers and Cole tells us that voting is open on the WWE App.
Later on, we come back and Adam Rose reveals that the LOL Moment of the Year goes to Damien Sandow for his performances as The Miz’s stunt double. The Miz and Sandow make their way out. Sandow goes to speak but Miz nudges him out of the way and fans boo. The Miz takes full credit and walks away with the award.
Back from the break and out come The Usos. Seth Green is on commentary. Ryback is out next to a big pop. Kane is out next followed by WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz and Damien Sandow.
Kane starts off with Ryback and they go at it. We take a break mid-match and come back to The Miz in control of one of The Usos. Miz shows off and taunts the other Uso, connecting with a cheap shot. Ryback ends up getting the win for his team by pinning The Miz.
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