During last Monday’s episode of Raw WWE appeared to write The Miz off television during a backstage segment featured on the WWE App. As previously reported, Miz is set to miss the next three-to-four weeks of events while he films his role for the upcoming WWE Studios’ motion picture, Santa’s Little Helper.
Miz, with an assist from his Marine 4 co-star Summer Rae, was victorious over Damien Mizdow during Raw, allowing him to keep his “Hollywood” persona, entrance theme music, move set, etc. Mizdow will now have to go back to being Damien Sandow it seems.
Following their match, Miz appeared on the WWE App in a backstage segment, where he claims he’s heading back to Hollywood to film his next “blockbuster” film. This is WWE’s way of likely writing Miz off WWE television until late-May or early-June.
Joining Miz in taking a leave of absence is Paige. She was recently written off television via an injury angle. After winning the No. 1 Contender Divas Battle Royal on April 13, Naomi attacked Paige and left her “injured” and incapable of competing at Extreme Rules on April 26. Naomi will face Nikki Bella for the Divas Championship at the event instead.
You can watch the backstage segment here.