The Miz was recently on Gorilla Position podcast and discussed many topics including Backlash 2018. Miz said he was not happy with the main event of the show but not because of the wrestlers involved in the match.
“I was upset that the championship wasn’t [in the main event], it wasn’t that Roman Reigns was in the main event. It was the championship. When I look at championships and the Universal Championship isn’t there, I think the WWE or Universal Championships should be in the main event at all times. The reason being is that’s the most prestigious title, supposedly. It’s supposed to be the most prestigious and honorable title in WWE even though when I had the Intercontinental Championship, I made it that.”
WWE continued to leave the main championship off of the main event, deciding to have Dolph Ziggler vs Seth Rollins in a 30-minute Iron Man match for the Intercontinental Championship headline Extreme Rules 2018 instead of AJ Styles vs Rusev for the WWE Championship. The last time that either the WWE or Universal Championship was defended in the main event of a pay-per-view would be Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 34 for the Universal Championship. The last time the WWE Championship main evented was AJ Styles vs Jinder Mahal at Clash of Champions 2017.
The Miz, who is an eight-time Intercontinental Champion talked about how the main titles were in the main event when he was a kid but maybe some wrestlers are bigger than the title.
“Whether I was on the first part of the card or the middle or the end, I made sure that title was showcased as the main event. When you talked about that match, man that’s the match that stole the show, that should have been the main event. So when I look at the WWE Championship and the Universal Championship, I think they should be at the end they should own the show no matter what because that’s just what I grew up to.”
“When I was a kid those titles were always the main event because that’s the way it was, but now you have Superstars who are almost bigger than the titles. I guess you could say the man makes the title, the title doesn’t make the man that’s what I always say. So when I have another title it will be in the main event, and if it’s not I will strive my hardest to make sure that it is.”
Click here if you want to watch the podcast in its entirety. He wasn’t the first WWE superstar to appear on the podcast this year as Daniel Bryan also made an appearance and went into detail about the company.
Credit: Gorilla Position Podcast (Quotes H/T: WrestlingInc)