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WWE news: Dolph Ziggler to battle The Miz at SummerSlam

According to an Aug. 5 report from Cageside Seats, a title bout between The Miz and Dolph Ziggler has been made official for the SummerSlam pay-per-view card that goes down two weeks from now at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Whoever wins the bout between Ziggler and The Miz will go home as the WWE's Intercontinental Champion. The match between Ziggler and The Miz was confirmed during the WWE Monday Night Raw taping on Aug. 4 in Austin.

Dolph Ziggler takes on The Miz at WWE SummerSlam
Dolph Ziggler takes on The Miz at WWE SummerSlamPhoto by Angela Weiss/Getty Images

The Miz, 33, has won 11 championships under the WWE banner. He's a perennial contender and a fan favorite, having notched three reigns as WWE Intercontinental Champion. The Miz is the current WWE Intercontinental Champion, and he goes up against a legit challenger. As for Ziggler, 34, he is a former Intercontinental champ and WWE Heavyweight Champion. With both men among the best of the best as far as mid-card talent, Ziggler vs. The Miz should absolutely be a must-watch.

Ziggler is 1-0 against The Miz since they started feuding, but he'll have a tough challenge trying to take down the current champ. WWE SummerSlam goes down Aug. 17 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and the card now has eight bouts official for the show. It had originally been rumored that Ziggler would compete against Sheamus and The Miz in a Triple-Threat match, but it wasn't meant to be. It'll certainly be interesting to see which athlete wins the bout between Ziggler and The Miz.

Both men were seemingly headed for stardom a few years back, but neither man captured the hearts and minds of WWE Universe as had been expected. Ziggler received a huge push that included multiple championship reigns between 2009 and 2012, but his career fell off a bit last year when the WWE scripted him in jobber roles.

The Miz also fell off a bit, but he'll be looking to get his career back on track at SummerSlam. Besides Ziggler vs. The Miz, Dean Ambrose battles Seth Rollins on the WWE SummerSlam main card. Elsewhere, AJ Lee puts her WWE Divas title on the line against Paige, and John Cena goes head-to-head with Brock Lesnar in a title bout for the WWE Heavyweight Championship.

In other action, Chris Jericho battles Bray Wyatt and Stephanie McMahon collides with Brie Bella. The WWE is also running a program to settle Rusev's feud with Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter. Swagger battles Rusev in a Flag Match. WWE SummerSlam also included a bout between Randy Orton and Roman Reigns, to determine who is the top contender in the heavyweight division.