The Miz and Becky Lynch will also be taking time off from WWE to be part of the next installment of The Marine movie franchise. The segment with Lynch being attacked by the NXT women on Smackdown Live was done to write her off television.
The Miz losing the IC Title was also designed to get him off TV, however, as The Dirty Sheets exclusively reported several months ago, Roman Reigns winning the Intercontinental Championship and completing the Grandslam, has been a long-term plan. The WWE want Reigns to complete the Ultimate Grandslam at WrestleMania 34, by becoming the first Grandslam winner to also win the Universal Championship. This plan has been pushed back several times and was originally scheduled for No Mercy, however, things were changed so that WWE could do Cena vs Reigns early due to Cena’s unavailability to build to a Survivor Series match. It appears that last Monday was the perfect time to go ahead with the switch, with The Miz being off TV.
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