The Miz has accepted Daniel Bryan’s challenge for WWE SummerSlam. Miz was teasing a SummerSlam announcement for Smackdown Live but apparently, Vince McMahon changed his mind and decided to have Miz accept the match via a YouTube video.
This comes after Miz said last week that he didn’t think Bryan deserved the match. This storyline is playing off their history that began several years ago during the original incarnation of NXT when Miz was Bryan’s “coach” on the show. Things picked up a couple of years ago after a heated altercation on Talking Smack. Bryan has said that he would love a long-term program with Miz that would culminate at WrestleMania but he didn’t trust the writers to stick with it for so long.
As of this writing, Bryan has not signed a new WWE deal so SummerSlam could be his final pay-per-view with the company.
Here is the updated SummerSlam card and scroll down to see Miz accept the match for SummerSlam:
WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar (Champion) vs. Roman Reigns
AJ Styles (Champion) vs. Samoa Joe
Raw Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss (Champion) vs. Ronda Rousey
Smackdown Women’s Championship – Triple Threat Match
Carmella (Champion) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair
Dolph Ziggler (Champion) vs. Seth Rollins
United States Championship
Shinsuke Nakamura (Champion) vs. Jeff Hardy
Smackdown Tag Team Championship
The Bludgeon Brothers (Champions) vs. TBD
If Strowman loses, Owens gets the MITB case
Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens
Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin
Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Cedric Alexander (Champion) vs. Drew Gulak
SummerSlam will take place on Sunday, August 19 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.