WWE Great Balls of Fire 2017: 3 Feuds That Can Continue After Extreme Rules

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2. Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz

In quite possibly the least extreme match-up in Extreme Rules history, Dean Ambrose will defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against The Miz on Sunday, with the caveat that if he somehow gets himself disqualified, he will lose the title.

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It’s not the first of its kind, with CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 28 and Christian vs. Randy Orton at Money in the Bank 2011 both recent examples. The latter of those actually resulted in a title changing hands, so it is a good reference in case anyone out there thinks it’s a pointless match concept.

The disqualification isn’t as gratifying as a pinfall or submission, but it fits the story of The Miz trying to weasel his way back to the title.

The story of this match will undoubtedly see Miz continuously pushing Dean’s buttons in an attempt to get him to fly off the handle and get himself disqualified, and if those hopes do come to fruition it will need to result in a rematch down the line.

Not just because Ambrose is owed a rematch, but because Miz will want to prove to himself that he deserves to become champion without manipulating the rules to do it.

The Miz did a fantastic job giving the Intercontinental Title new meaning late last year, and if he wants to start doing the same thing on Raw then a cheap victory isn’t the greatest way to kick that off. A decisive win over a former WWE Champion would give Miz the boost he desperately needs to create some buzz in the Raw mid-card.