The feud between Gunther and The Miz continues to heat up.
On the November 20 episode of WWE Raw, WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther and The Miz came face-to-face ahead of their title match at Survivor Series: WarGames. Gunther made it clear that he did not respect The Miz, as he was just an entertainer. The Miz fired back by saying that he looked up to great entertainers like Randy Savage when he was a kid. He stated that being an entertainer helped him elevate the WWE Intercontinental Champion when he previously held it
Gunther responded by saying that The Miz was a "little weirdo" when he was younger, and he was bullied when he got into wrestling because he did not belong in the sport. The champion stated that nothing had changed, as The Miz still didn't belong in it. He pushed The Miz and provoked him into taking a swing. Gunther initially overpowered him, but The Miz hit the champion below the belt. He then dropped Gunther with a Skull Crushing Finale and stood tall over him.