The Miz could not have been giddier about his victory over Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam, and he and Maryse arrived on SmackDown LIVE fully intent on mocking his bitter rival, reenacting Bryan’s famous, emotional retirement speech. However, The A-Lister and his bride’s good times were cut short when Bryan arrived, accusing Miz of being a coward after the controversial conclusion to their match at The Biggest Event of Summer that saw Miz deck Bryan in the face with brass knuckles that Maryse handed him moments prior.
In turn, The “Yes!” Man got right to brass tacks and wasted no time verbally slamming The Miz, saying he was a “wannabe Hollywood star cosplaying as a wrestler.” An irate Maryse responded to Bryan, defacingly saying that Daniel should just retire and change his name to “Daniel Bella.”
Bryan appeared ready to respond, but before he could, his wife Brie Bella dashed out and made a beeline for the ring. Maryse quickly got out of dodge when she saw the sprinting Bella coming, which resulted in Brie going Brie Mode on The Awesome One, punching him square in the face several times. Bryan then joined Bella in the ring, clotheslined Miz over the top rope and sent The A-List Couple scrambling.
Before they could completely hightail it out of dodge though, Bryan grabbed a microphone and let everyone know that he had just spoken with Paige and that he and Miz would run it back at WWE Hell in a Cell… except this time it would be Bryan & Brie vs. Miz & Maryse in a Mixed Tag Team Match!