On Monday's Raw, The Miz hosted The Big Show on Miz TV.
The Cleveland native and former WWE champion tried to talk to the giant, tried to tell him to defy authority, to be a man and to stop letting Stephanie McMahon humiliate him on a weekly basis. He seemed to be making progress until Stephanie showed up, insulted him and instructed Show to knock him out.
Big Show did just that, with little or no hesitation.
Now, with little else for the former tag team champions to do, it only makes sense that they compete against one another two Sundays from now.
Big Show has not competed in a WWE pay-per-view event since May's Extreme Rules. As one of the central figures in the McMahon-Helmsley abuse of power angle, it would be a mistake for him not to compete at Battleground, a show that already feels like a placeholder and one that could use as much star power as possible in order to convince fans to pay hard-earned money to buy it.
The Miz, on the other hand, has been a perennial mid-card star since the end of 2011 and has never really recaptured the magic that lead him to the WWE title in the first place. Now, he has a golden opportunity to play a major role in the top angle in the business.
A high profile match against Big Show would be a step in the right direction as far as reestablishing Miz as a legitimate main event star. The inclusion of Stephanie McMahon or Triple H in the match, via some sort of interference, would help create even more fan interest and help create sympathy for Miz who, face it, has never been very sympathetic.