WWE’s system of programming nowadays doesn’t guarantee to feature World Championship matches in the main event slot of Monday Night RAW, SmackDown Live or Pay-Per-View (PPV) – something that doesn’t sit well with 8-time WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz.
The Miz recently spoke to the Gorilla Position and expressed his opinion on the matter. Specifically, he discussed the Backlash Pay-Per-View that took place in May. The Universal Championship wasn’t defended at the show, and AJ Styles successfully defended the WWE Championship on the sixth match of the eight bouts on the main card when he went to a draw with Shinsuke Nakamura.
The show was main-evented by a 1-on-1 non-title match between Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe. Miz said that although he didn’t have a problem with Reigns main eventing the show, but he is upset that the World Title doesn’t main event shows anymore:
“I was upset that the championship wasn’t [in the main event], it wasn’t that Roman Reigns was in the main event. It was the championship. When I look at championships and the Universal Championship isn’t there, I think the WWE or Universal Championships should be in the main event at all times.
“The reason being is that’s the most prestigious title, supposedly. It’s supposed to be the most prestigious and honorable title in WWE even though when I had the Intercontinental Championship, I made it that.”