Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs.
At WWE Battleground, the WWE Universe will find
out if Bob Backlund has succeeded in his goal of
making Darren Young “great again.”
That has been the motto of the WWE Hall of Famer and his new protégé of late, and it will be put to the test on Sunday, July 24, when Young challenges The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship.
A former WWE Tag Team Champion, Young
enlisted Backlund as his life coach not long ago in an effort to kick-start his career and climb the
WWE ranks once again. In turn, Backlund doled
out advice and callisthenic commands as only he can, with a sometimes confounded D-Young
abiding all the way. Unconventional though
Backlund’s coaching style may be, the wisdom of the two-time WWE Champion has seemingly paid off, as Young won an Intercontinental
Championship No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal on
the July 11 edition of Raw.
D-Young will not, however, be the only Superstar
with an ally in his corner come July 24. The Miz will no doubt be accompanied by his wife, Maryse, who has helped turn the tide in her husband’s favor during several previous title defenses.
Will Maryse’s presence spell the same fate at WWE Battleground, or will Backlund’s coaching, coupled with Young’s considerable skills inside the ring, be enough to unseat The A-Lister as Intercontinental Champion?