The March 19th, 2019 episode of WWE SmackDown aired live from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. In addition to the takeaways below, it was announced that Samoa Joe will defend the US Title against Rey Mysterio at WrestleMania 35. Rey’s son will be in the front row for the match.
Here are 4 takeaways: from this week’s SmackDown:
4The Miz Responded To Shane McMahon
The Miz kicked off this week’s episode of SmackDown and rolled footage of Shane McMahon’s promo from last week. Miz admitted that he has taken shortcuts throughout his career and that his friendship with Shane meant a lot to him.
Miz got choked up and said that he just wanted to make his father proud. He added that when he brought up the idea of teaming up with Shane to other people, they warned him.
The Miz brought up Shane attacking him in front of his father at Fastlane and how Shane put his hands on his father as well. Miz called Shane a disgusting human being and claimed that he was rotten to the core just like his father.
He shouted that Vince and Shane may own WWE but they don’t own Miz or Kofi. The crowd chanted “Kofi!” as Miz said that he wasn’t born with privilege and that he earned his way to WWE on his own.The Miz said that he was a proven success story and said it took him 13-years to earn the fans respect. The crowd chanted “you deserve it!” as Miz stood silently in the ring. Miz stated that Shane deserves an ass kicking from him at WrestleMania and then flipped the microphone out of the ring.
I’ve always been a fan of The Miz. He is not the most talented wrestler in the world but I don’t remember him being involved in many matches that I thought were terrible. The Miz is excellent with the microphone and I thought his promo tonight was great. In just a few minutes, The Miz was able to get me much more invested in this feud.