The RIDICULOUS Real Reason The Miz Hosted WWE Talking Smack Last Week

Here's what happened to reported new host Xavier Woods...

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The much-missed Talking Smack returned to WWE's programming cycle last week, albeit with a notable change to the preadvertising hosting lineup.

Injured New Day man Xavier Woods was supposed to present the show alongside Kayla Braxton, replacing the old Daniel Bryan/Renee Young one-two, though it was The Miz, not Woods, who sat at the table. This led to many a fan scratching their heads, pondering what had happened.

The reason for the change? WWE literally forgot to tell Xavier he was on the show.

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This is according to Dave Meltzer, who spoke about the situation on a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, stating that Miz was roped in when they realised they hadn't let Woods know.

Great start, guys!

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'The A-Lister' was at least an appropriate replacement. Not only is he a compelling host and one of the best talkers in the promotion, but he starred in one of Talking Smack's most memorable moments in August 2016, cutting a face-melting promo on Bryan. There's currently no word on when he'll step out of the chair intended for Woods though its safe to say he'd make a capable substitute in the future.

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