Survivor Series takes place next weekend and the plan is for The Fiend to defend his Universal Championship against Daniel Bryan after Bryan was attacked by The Fiend backstage last week on SmackDown in the United Kingdom.
According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, The Miz was originally scheduled to be involved in the match with The Fiend, while Bryan was scheduled to be in the triple threat alongside Roderick Strong and AJ Styles, but he hasn’t picked up the Intercontinental Championship from Shinsuke Nakamura, so instead he will be inserted into a title match.
“Daniel Bryan, I believe was going to be in the match with Roderick Strong and AJ [Styles], which would have been an absolutely incredible three-way. I just know that Nakamura was losing the title to someone. He was being programmed with Bryan. It could have been Ali [that he would have lost the title to]. When Bryan got moved into the Wyatt match, Nakamura is now not losing so that has changed. So they changed that booking. The rest of the card is largely announced,” he said via WrestlingNews.
The plan now is for Daniel Bryan to be a guest on Miz TV tomorrow night on SmackDown, which could be when WWE decides to officially announce that the former World Champion will be given a Universal Championship shot at Survivor Series next weekend.
The Miz was originally supposed to begin his storyline with The Fiend the night after Crown Jewel when Bray Wyatt was scheduled to appear on Miz TV but the delay back to the United States caused WWE to scrap the storyline.
The Miz did recently sign a new contract which means he will be part of WWE until 2025, and that he has a lot of time for another shot at the Universal Championship in the future.