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Official Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz Discussion


Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz

The Miz has lit a fire under new Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston, and at WWE Hell in a Cell, he will look to extinguish it. Choosing to invoke his rematch clause on the Oct. 28 pay-per-view, The Awesome One will try to rebound from consecutive losses to Kingston, including losing the Intercontinental Title on the Oct. 17 edition of WWE Main Event.

In dethroning The Miz, The Dreadlocked Dynamo seemingly responded to the smug Triple Crown Champion’s claims that Kingston is a “B player” who will never reach his full potential. On “Miz TV,” The Miz clearly struck a nerve when he referred to Kingston as “just a guy who says ‘Boom! Boom! Boom!’ ” In turn, The Boom Squad General nearly knocked The Miz’s block off twice in a 24-hour period. By unleashing a particularly trenchant Trouble in Paradise on The Awesome One during the Oct. 15 Raw — a clip that will live on forever — the high-energy but easygoing Kingston showed a level of aggression that sometimes eludes him.

Though the gash over The Awesome One’s right eye will be long gone by the time he and Kingston lock up on the Oct. 28, the kick that caused the contusion will still be fresh in The Miz’s mind. (WATCH) Fresher, still, will be the memory of The Boom Squad General dethroning The Miz as Intercontinental Champion two days later on WWE Main Event. (WATCH)

The circumstances surrounding the title rematch, however, will be far different from those that enveloped their two previous encounters.

First off, unlike their impromptu collision on Oct. 15, which stemmed from a challenge that Kingston issued earlier that night on “Miz TV,” The Miz has plenty of time to prepare for their Oct. 28 showdown. Second, in contrast to their WWE Main Event title match, which took place less than 48 hours after Kingston delivered his memorably vigorous kick, The Awesome One’s health will presumably be much closer to 100 percent at WWE Hell in a Cell.

Moreover, is it possible that the consecutive losses to Kingston have actually informed The Miz’s game plan for Oct. 28? Might he be heading into that contest a smarter, more sentient competitor, thanks to his recent experiences against Kingston?

The newly crowned Intercontinental Champion, on the other hand, is riding high going into his first pay-per-view title defense. After months in a WWE Tag Team Championship duo with R-Truth, Kingston has refocused his attention to singles competition, and it has not taken him long to accumulate what is now his fourth reign with the Intercontinental Title. With his potential in the singles ranks seemingly unlimited, will The Dreadlocked Dynamo allow a rematch with The Miz to stall his progress?

Regardless of the outcome, the WWE Universe excitedly waits to see the most heated chapter yet in this rapidly escalating rivalry. What started out as a perceived snub of The Miz by Larry King on Raw has quickly morphed into one of the most thrilling matchups in all of WWE. At WWE Hell in a Cell, live on pay-per-view Oct. 28 at 8 ET/5 PT, the Boom Squad and the Mizfits will bear witness to an all-important third match in this riveting series. (HOW TO WATCH)


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