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WWE Raw Star The Miz Gives Clarification On His Fatal Injury Rumors

The Miz reportedly suffered a torn ACL during the Zombie Lumberjack loss to Damian Priest at WrestleMania Backlash. It was supposed to be a fatal injury for the Raw Superstar who was also assumed to be out of action for a long time. That’s not the case as he’s already back, making appearances on Raw television, starting from last week. Now a bit of clarification was also provided on his injury.

Per Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, The Miz must have suffered a partial tear in his ACL rather than a full tear. History suggests a full-tear keeps a WWE Superstar out of action for 7-9 months which isn’t the case. This is the reason why the former WWE Champion is back on Raw as he didn’t require to undergo any major surgery to fix the issues.

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The same kind of situation happened with Rey Mysterio, a few months ago when he kept on making appearances in non-physical capacity due to a partial ACL tear. The assumption is that The Miz should be back in action within a couple of months. The A-lister also recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated to clarify his WWE status after suffering that injury.

The Miz acknowledged that he’s injured

He told Barrasso in this interview that the initial reports of his serious injury were wrong but then he confirmed that he will be out of action for a “little bit of time.” But that won’t stop him from making regular appearances on Raw

“I love reading reports about my injury,” Miz said. “It’s amazing. It’s all usually wrong. I was reading stuff about me like, ‘What? Where are they finding this information?’ I hadn’t even released anything that I was even injured. As far as I’m concerned, everyone keeps asking me how I’m feeling, and I feel like a million bucks—and I’m going to be on WWE TV every week like I always am.”

“I’ll be out for a little bit of time. I’ve seen that I’ll be out nine months. I don’t plan on being out nine months. I was on TV last Monday, and I’m going to be on TV every week.”

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As seen on this past episode of Monday Night Raw, The Miz and John Morrison were scheduled to compete in a Battle Royal with four other tag teams to determine the new number one contenders for Raw tag team champions AJ Styles and Omos. But Miz never competed in the ring due to injury and Morrison went solo into the match, only to get eliminated.

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WWE Smackdown Preview (21/05/21): Fatal-4-Way: Wrestlemania Backlash Fallouts

WrestleMania Backlash fallouts will be gathered on this week’s episode of SmackDown that should also mark the beginning of builds for WWE Hell In a Cell 2021. New storylines for the prime titles should begin while a massive main event is stored for the Intercontinental Championship. A Fatal-4-Way will go down when the show airs from the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida.

In the main event of WrestleMania Backlash, Cesaro challenged Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship. The Swiss Cyborg brought the best of efforts in his very first world title match but that wasn’t enough to keep the champion, down. Without any assistance from Paul Heyman or Jey Uso, the Tribal Chief choked out his opponent with the Guillotine submission.

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Now, he will move forward to his next challenge and it is going be Jimmy Uso, going by the storyline. For the past couple of weeks on SmackDown, the elder Uso denied falling in line with the Head of the Table. Rather, he is happy to spread the ‘nobody’s b**ch’ message written on his shirt, despite the persuasion by his brother Jey.

Following his win at Backlash, Roman Reigns took to Twitter to send a message to Jimmy Uso. He denied responding to any sort of calls and messages from his cousin. The message ended indicating a confrontation between the two of them on SmackDown. We’ll have to wait and see whether the next Universal Title Match between these two gets booked during this segment.

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WWE Smackdown Preview (21/05/21): Seth Rollins vs Cesaro continues

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After Roman Reigns emerged victorious over Cesaro, Jey Uso started attacking Cesaro, and shortly after that, Seth Rollins came out to have a staredown with Roman Reigns. Then he set his sights on Cesaro who was left in a destroyed state by ringside. A chair attack was finished with a brutal Curb Stomp.

It genuinely hints that Seth Rollins and Cesaro is on collision course, once again and this time they may fight inside the Hell in a Cell structure. For now, the SmackDown Savior advised Roman Reigns to take care of the situation with Jimmy Uso. If The Tribal Chief doesn’t keep the situation under control, then he will run into trouble with Rollins.

Apollo Crews decided to facilitate his associate Commander Azeez with great Nigerian Honor on last week’s SmackDown for helping him out over the past several weeks. But the scene turned out to be chaotic as the potential contenders for the title ran into the ring to bring utter chaos to it.

Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and Big E were involved in the brawl that resulted in Crews heading straight into Adam Pearce’s office to make things right. In return, the champion was awarded a sudden title defense in the toughest way possible. Now Apollo Crews will have to defend against Kevin, Sami, and E in a Fatal-4-Way Match. Needless to say that the existing title run is in sheer jeopardy.

A historic title change was witnessed at WrestleMania Backlash when Rey and Dominik Mysterio became the first-ever father-son duo to hold tag team championships. They defeated Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode to earn the feat who will now enter SmackDown as new champs. What new challenge could be waiting for them? We’ll find out when Friday night’s hottest show airs on FOX.

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The Miz Reportedly Injured At WWE Wrestlemania Backlash 2021

The Miz apparently picked up the first injury of his WWE career. Going by the reports, he is dealing with the same from the Zombies Lumberjack Match with Damian Priest at this past Sunday’s WWE WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view. Priest won that match to end the rivalry against the top star while he also defeated John Morrison in a singles contest on this week’s episode of Raw.

There’s no word on how severe the injury is or how long it would keep the WWE Raw Superstar out of action. Rather, F4Wonline.com only reports that The Miz suffered a knee injury during the loss to Priest. There’s no update either on the spot which may have caused the injury at the PPV. The finish saw the zombies eating him in the ring in a kayfabe manner.

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As noted above, there’s no word on whether The Miz will miss any ring time, but he wasn’t present on this week’s RAW. This must be due to the injury he suffered at WrestleMania Backlash. John Morrison gave proxy for him by digesting another Lumberjack Match to Priest sans the zombies. MACE, T-BAR, The Viking Raiders, new WWE 24/7 Champion Akira Tozawa, Lince Dorado, Gran Metalik, Titus O’Neil, Cedric Alexander, Shelton Benjamin, Mansoor, Mustafa Ali, and Nikki Cross were the Lumberjacks.

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The Miz was absent from this week’s Raw

Morrison never talked about his friend’s injury while appearing in a backstage interview on RAW, but he did say that The Miz might never be the same after what happened with the zombies at the pay-per-view. He also dedicated last night’s match to the Hollywood A-lister. Morrison finished saying that he didn’t know where he is, but he loves him.

The Miz has also not commented on the injury, till now but he has been active on Twitter around Raw to promote “Miz & Mrs.” season finale on the USA Network. He rather noted on the Zombies Lumberjack Match by posting a zombie-fied photo of himself, jokingly mentioning that he feels great after Sunday’s loss.

“Guys I feel great after last nights match….Promise,” he wrote.

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There’s no update about any alteration to the creative plans for The Miz on Raw when he returns. Back in February, he cashed in Money In the Bank briefcase to win the WWE Championship from Drew McIntyre, only to drop it to Bobby Lashley on Raw, eight days later. Since then, he and Morrison have been involved in a feud with Damian Priest. It even caused a tag team match at WrestleMania that also featured Rapper Bad Bunny.

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Photos: Mandy Rose Watched WWE Wrestlemania Backlash 2021 In Bikini

It was upsetting for the fans of Mandy Rose not to watch her perform on the Wrestlemania Backlash 2021 match card. With lackluster bookings around her, she wasn’t presented with an opportunity to perform at the PPV event.

But that absence was made up as the Raw Superstar still found a way to grab the attention of the WWE Universe. As always, she appeared on social media in minimum clothes to steal attention.

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Mandy took to Instagram to post a few pictures of hers in a bikini. She was showcasing the great body carves of her while also informing that she was watching Wrestlemania Backlash in that attire.

The caption of the photos informed the same, “Whose watching #WWEBacklash ? 😏 I am in my 👙 … 😆” The shots appeared to be captured by the front camera of her phone as a couple of selfies which were stunning than ever.

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While Mandy Rose was left out of the Wrestlemania Backlash card, two women’s title matches were booked for the show, last night. Bianca Belair defended her SmackDown Women’s Championship in a singles contest against Bayley while Rhea Ripley, the RAW Women’s Champion, successfully defended her belt at the event in a Triple Threat featuring Asuka and Charlotte Flair.

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Mandy Rose gained attention at Wrestlemania 37, too

Mandy Rose was last seen in action in a six-woman tag team match on RAW, this past week. She teamed up with Asuka and Dana Brooke to defeat Charlotte Flair, Nia Jax, and Shayna Baszler. The win could put her on the tag team titles hunt which is captured by Natalya and Tamina Snuka on this past episode of Smackdown.

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It should be noted that back at Wrestlemania 37, too, The Golden Goddess was in discussion but not because of her in-ring performance. During her entrance for the Tag Team Turmoil match with Dana Brooke, Mandy Rose accidentally slipped on the ramp. Brooke was walking ahead of Rose and did not notice the fall, right away.

Mandy Rose was okay to compete as she immediately got up on the feet and entered the ring. Rose and Brooke were eventually eliminated by Liv Morgan but that fall created a meme-feast all over social media.

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WWE Raw Preview (17/05/21): Wrestlemania Backlash Fallouts

Nothing has officially been announced for the upcoming episode of WWE Raw while we do know that the fallouts of Wrestlemania Backlash will be there. Also, four weeks from now, Hell in a Cell 2021 edition will make its comeback to the PPV programming around which the buildups may begin when this week’s red brand show airs from the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida.

Bobby Lashley survived the toughest title defense of his reign as he retained the WWE Championship against Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre in a mammoth Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania Backlash. This win may have put Strowman and McIntyre back in the line when it comes to the next title match opportunities.

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In the meantime, the champion may go on vacation following WWE Raw. Following the title win at Backlash, MVP said in a backstage interview that he has “some surprises” planned for the All-Mighty champion that should be revealed, tonight. MVP also hinted that Lashley could be going on a vacation to celebrate his victory.

“The champ has proven time and time again that he is The Almighty WWE Champion,” MVP said. “There’s not a man in the history who works harder than he does. If you go to his Instagram, and see the workouts that he posts, mortal men will drop and die. Again and again, he has defended that title and shown the world that he’s the Almighty.

“Now it is time for the champion to enjoy the fruits of his labor, right?”

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Rhea Ripley passed her first major test as the WWE Raw Women’s Champion in a PPV event. With authority, she pinned Asuka for the second time in just six days to retain her title in a Triple Threat also featuring Wrestlemania Backlash. But it should be noted that Flair was never pinned or submitted during the match which should still keep her in the title picture.

The Queen has built a recent alliance with WWE Official Sonya Deville which earned her the title match opportunity at Wrestlemania Backlash, in the first place. Now she can simply visit Deville pointing out the fact that Ripley has never defeated her to retain that title which could pave the way for a future title opportunity, perhaps at WWE Hell in a Cell 2021.

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Speaking of this, Ricochet might earn a title shot to United States Champion despite the loss suffered at Wrestlemania Backlash. Sheamus kneed him to the face to secure a non-title win but after the match, the high-flying superstars shoved him off the ring, leaving him in a humiliating state. The Celtic Warrior is definitely coming for redemption when WWE Raw airs with the latest episode from ThunderDome.

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WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Results & Ratings

WrestleMania Backlash started as a promo package for the Raw Women’s Championship was shown. Former Champion Charlotte Flair came out to the arena first. Followed by the previous champion Asuka and then the current champion Rhea Ripley.

Match 1 – WWE Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley defeated Asuka and Charlotte Flair to retain

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WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 Results & Ratings

The match was booked for fifteen minutes and all three women received a strong booking. But the match was not up to the mark. It was quite average. Rhea Ripley at the end pinned Asuka with the Riptide finisher as after Asuka took out Charlotte out of the ring.

Match 2 – Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio defeated Dolph Ziggler & Bobby Roode to become the new WWE Smackdown Tag team Champion

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The history was finally made; here we have the first ever father and son tag team champion in WWE. But the match was quite boring. It was booked for 17 minutes but in such a long time period, they failed to deliver a good match. Rey and Dominik were attacked backstage by Ziggler & Roode before the match. Rey started the match alone as Dominik was injured. Later, he joined the frame, and he was the one who pinned Roode to win the title.

Match 3 – Damian Priest defeated The Miz in a Lumberjack match

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The match was booked for eight minutes and it is not only the worst match of the night but arguably one of the worst matches in WWE history. The Lumberjacks were Zombies? Are you serious? The match was nothing but an advertisement of the upcoming Army of the Dead movie. They fought the zombies together at t appoint of the match, and at the end Priest pinned Miz with the Winging Face First. After the match zombies surrounded and caught Miz. This was a complete joke.

Match 4 – WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair defeated Bayley

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The match was booked for sixteen minutes and it was also an average match. For a sixteen minutes time period a lot of things could be done. This is why NXT is way more superior from the main roster. Bianca pinned Bayley with a botched up rolling pin to win.

Match 5 – WWE Champion Bobby Lashley defeated Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre to retain

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This was one of the better matches of the night. A fifteen minutes booked match was really fun to watch. There were some really brutal hardcore moments which made this match really exciting. At the end, Drew hit Claymore on Braun and as he was about to pin him Lashley took him out and pinned Braun after hitting a Spear.

Match 6 – WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns defeated Cesaro to retain

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It was arguably the best match of the night. The match was booked for half an hour and it was really good and enjoyable. For classic wrestling fans, this match is indeed a masterpiece. Both men did their best to keep the intensity high. It was a great technical showcase we must say. Roman picked up the victory with technical submission. After the match, Usos started beating up Cesaro as Seth Rollins entered. He then beat down Cesaro. Rollins stood tall inside the ring as WrestleMania Backlash went off air.

Overall, it was a weak show. No way it was a good pay per view by today’s standards. We give this event a 1.5 stars out of 5. One star will be deducted for weak booking for most of the matches, one star for booking only six matches and one point five star for the meaning Lumberjack match.

Sportzwiki Ratings – 1.5/5

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Wrestlemania Backlash 2021: Historic Title Change Takes Place At WWE PPV

Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio have become the new WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions at WrestleMania Backlash. The pay-per-view event witnessed The Mysterios defeat Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode to capture the titles as they have now become the first father-son duo to become tag champs. This is historic as never before in WWE, such an incident had taken place.

Rey wrestled the first part of this Wrestlemania Backlash title match, all by himself after Dominik was attacked earlier in the night by Roode and Ziggler during a backstage segment. Dominik then appeared towards the end of the match to help his father. Rey hit a 619 to Roode while a sunset flip bomb from him took out Ziggler. Dominik then hit the top rope frog splash to receive the pin on Roode to win the titles.

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As mentioned, this is the first title run for Rey and Dominik together, making them the first father-son duo to win gold in WWE. Rey also won tag titles in WWE at Wrestlemania Backlash after over a decade. Ziggler and Roode won the titles back on the January 8 SmackDown episode by defeating The Street Profits – Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins.

Potential reason behind this title ain at Wrestlemania Backlash

It should be noted that the title win by Mysterios was expected at Wrestlemania Backlash. According to the reports of Wrestling News, WWE officials have plans for The Usos to become SmackDown Tag Team Champions once again so that all the three Samoan brothers – Roman Reigns, Jey, and Jimmy Uso will be champions to solidify their faction – The Bloodline.

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Since they will all be heels, WWE officials also want The Usos to defeat a babyface tag team to become the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions. This is why the former tag champs, Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler were planned to drop the belts to the team of Dominik and Rey Mysterio.

This is the reason why Rey and Dominik Mysterio have won the tag titles at Wrestlemania Backlash but there’s doubt whether they will have a decent or lengthy title run. Since the family angle between Reigns and Usos has taken over Smackdown, it’s likely that they could soon be challenging the Mysterios for the titles and win the gold.

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Wrestlemania Backlash 2021: Legendary Batista Sends His Zombies To WWE PPV

Wrestlemania Backlash witnessed a strange scene where a wave of zombies invaded a WWE show for the first time in history. Former WWE Champion Batista sent some of his “Army of the Dead” zombies to be present at last night’s pay-per-view. It was all done in a kayfabe purpose in order to promote the upcoming Netflix flick starring The Animal in the lead role.

At the beginning of Wrestlemania Backlash, Batista dropped a pre-show tweet saying that he couldn’t make it to the pay-per-view, but some of his “friends” would be there. It was previously announced that Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead” movie would be one of the co-sponsors of the event as those “friends” appeared to be were a large group of zombies. They were used for the Zombies Lumberjack Match between The Miz and Damian Priest.

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This match at Wrestlemania Backlash saw Priest get the win. There was a spot when he and Miz teamed up at ringside to fight off a group of zombies. Morrison ran away early in the match but he came back down the ramp to fight off several zombies.

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Eventually, the zombies pulled him over the barrier and then ate him. The finish of the match saw Priest deliver Hit the Lights on Miz for the pin to win. He then retreated to safety as the zombies entered the ring to eat The Miz while he was down.

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The storyline perspective to change this match involving the zombies was that WWE Official Adam Pearce was behind it, as revealed on Twitter. This goes back to RAW where Priest asked Pearce to make his Wrestlemania Backlash encounter with The Miz a Lumberjack Match, telling him he could bring “RAW Superstars, SmackDown Superstars, aliens or even zombies.”

Nonetheless, it was a pleasant surprise to see a match in a different kind of setting inside WWE ThunderDome. Batista was also the one who narrated the opening video package of WrestleMania Backlash pay-per-view. His “Army of the Dead” movie had a limited theatrical release this past weekend which will hit Netflix this coming Friday. Meanwhile, the bygone match has wrapped up the feud between Miz and Priest that is ongoing even before Wrestlemania 37.

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Alexa Bliss To Reveal The Identity Of Lilly At WrestleMania Backlash?

At WrestleMania, Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt match had a shocking conclusion when Alexa Bliss betrayed Bray Wyatt. From the very next night, Bliss is appearing with a cryptic doll. She said that the name of the doll is Lilly.

There has been no regular feud between Alexa Bliss and Bray Wyatt that would be going but the introduction of the Lilly doll is somehow quite curious. Even though friends are not much excited to see this new and different type of storyline.

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Alexa Bliss To Reveal The Identity Of Lilly At WrestleMania Backlash?

What there is a rumour that this storyline we’ll take a different turn at WrestleMania Backlash. According to rumours, Alexa bliss will reveal The Identity of Lily on this Sunday at the said pay-per-view event WrestleMania Backlash.

Previously there have been a lot of rumours around Bray Wyatt’s sister Abigail. Fans kept speculating about who it could be. But in the end, it came out to be that there is no sister Abigail in existence. The same thing might not happen in case of the doll Lilly.

A lot of fans misunderstood that Alexa Bliss is actually sister Abigail. What the mistake was soon cleared. Bliss just turned out to be a normal person who was just possessed by Bray Wyatt and not sister Abigail. There is no sister Abigail in existence actually.

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But there will be a real character playing the role of Lilly, and that has almost been confirmed. And rumours suggest that the identity of Lilly will be revealed by this Sundays pay-per-view event WrestleMania Backlash.

A couple of names have come into existence about who would play the character of Lilly. The most talked about name among the rumours is the former Ally of Alexa Bliss Nikki Cross. And this makes sense too. Nikki Cross did play a psycho character in the past. So it can definitely be Cross.

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There is another rumour that it can be someone from the NXT. A name from the NXT is also rumoured to play Lilly, and it is Tony Storm, who is been with the WWE NXT for quite a long time. It might be a hard time to come to the main roster as Lilly.

Whoever it turn out to be, a real life character playing the role of Lilly would be pretty amazing to see. And it would be quite exciting to see how WWE book the story of the new duo alongside Bray Wyatt.