BG 2016 Miz v Young

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?

See also

Battleground 2016 previews

The Usos v BreezangoTriple Threat matchSami Zayn v Kevin OwensBecky Lynch v NatalyaSix-man tag team matchThe Miz v Darren YoungRusev v Zack RyderThe New Day v The Wyatt FamilyDivas Tag team match

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