The evening's festivities got off to an action-packed start as The Miz defended his Intercontinental Championship against Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara and Cody Rhodes in a Fatal Four-Way match.
The Miz really was the centerpiece of the match, carrying the load for the most part against three very talented individuals and never once appeared out of place, despite the differing styles of the three challengers.
In what was easily his best performance since returning at July's Money in the Bank, Miz looked as solid as he did during the United States title reign that eventually led to a WWE title run.
At Night of Champions, he was crisp and hit everything perfectly. He also competed during the closing moments of the bout with what may have been a rib injury following a springboard moonsault from Rey Mysterio that saw Rey's knees slam into his mid-section.
The finish was clever as well, with Sin Cara covering Miz's face with a mask, only for the champion to mistakenly grab Cody Rhodes, deliver the Skull Crushing Finale, and pick up the victory without really knowing what he was doing.
The Miz has been on a roll between the ropes since returning from the movie set—a roll that continued Sunday night.