During last week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown, Kofi Kingston urged Big E to chase his singles dreams. Tonight, Big E started with a bang, earning a very impressive victory over The Miz in the process.
In a match that the Miz initially seemed primed to win, it was Big E who shocked his opponent, coming away with a big win after capitalizing late in the match. After the referee ejected John Morrison towards the end of the match for being too much of a distraction, Big E nearly rolled up Miz for the win. However, after that, he quickly locked Miz into the Stretch Muffler, forcing Miz to tap out with no one to help him.
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For more on how the match ended, check out below:
Miz grounds Big E and drills him with a boot to the face. Big E rallies with three belly-to-belly suplexes. He hits a running splash. Miz counters the Big Ending, Big E reverses the Skull Crushing Finale, but Miz rakes him in the eyes and drops him with a DDT. Miz hits the “Yes” Kicks and dropkicks Big E’s knee. The A-Lister targets Big E’s leg, but Big E slams Miz for a two count. Miz nails Big E with a knee to the face. Morrison rocks Big E with a kick to the face, and Miz hits a Skull Crushing Finale, but Big E kicks out. Big E escapes the Figure-Four. The referee ejects Morrison from ringside. Big E rolls Miz up for a two count. Miz taps out to the Stretch Muffler.