1. Day 1 - How To Make Three Hours Of RAW Actually Enjoyable
My Two Centsss - No More Miztakes
By Super Chrisss
Aug 10, 2012 - 2:41:01 PM
2. Day 2 - No More Miztakes
And it's about damn time.
I've said it many times in the past, and I guarantee that my colleague mizfan has said it as well, but The Miz is a bonafide megastar. No, he does not have the wrestling ability of Dolph Ziggler, and is not as great as Chris Jericho on the mic, nor is he as charismatic as John Cena, but he is the total package, and that's what makes him awesome. Just because he doesn't excel in each department, it doesn't mean he's a flop. Miz has wrestled some great matches since transitioning into a singles wrestler, has cut some excellent promos, and is charismatic in his own right. In fact, I'd say that Miz's biggest flaw used to be his appearance, but he's made some major improvements while he was off becoming a movie star.
For starters, he got rid of the faux-hawk. Miz already has a kid's face, and that haircut wasn't doing him in any favours. But now that he's slicked his hair back, he looks more mature, and of course that's complimented by his new facial hair, which I'm also a fan of. In professional wrestling, appearance makes a huge difference, and in order for The Miz to be seen as a top competitor, he had to get a makeover, and I think this one will prove very effective in the long-run. He may still have a duck face, but at least it's less noticeable now.
Another good sign for The Miz's future, or his "rebirth" if you will, is the way he's been booked the last month. When he returned at the start of Money in the Bank and inserted himself into the RAW MitB main-event, not only did the crowd pop for it, but when it came time for action, Miz looked like he hadn't missed a beat. Often, people will laugh at the fact that Miz is grouped into a list of former WWE Champions that include names like The Rock, Hulk Hogan, and John Cena. Well, I watched MitB last month, and Miz didn't seem out of place sharing the ring with main-event talent like Cena, Jericho, and Kane. The Miz looked and felt like he belonged.
That's partly why I feel The Miz is a great candidate to hold the Intercontinental Championship at this point in time. Right now, the main-event scene is far too cluttered, and if Miz would go after a world title, he'd find himself in a similar tailspin as he was after Wrestlemania - with lots of momentum but nowhere to go. As the IC Champ, Miz has loads of contenders, from both RAW and SmackDown - Brodus Clay, Zack Ryder, Sin Cara, Ryback, Kane, Ted DiBiase(?), which would all offer some fresh, unique match-ups. Miz instantly brings name-value to the title, as he's a former WWE Champion, and a recent one at that. By the way, this isn't a knock against Christian - I just didn't enjoy his title reign, to be honest.
Anyways, Miz can accomplish a lot by being the Intercontinental Champion. He was already on a roll before losing cleanly to Kane on RAW last Monday. Shit like that needs to stop happening if WWE wants people to take their midcard titles seriously. Santino has already disgraced the United States Championship so badly that there may be no reviving it, but Miz can keep the IC title relevant if they let him. For some reason, Miz always looks great when he's a champion (be it U.S., tag team, or WWE Champion) as if title belts were made for him. Miz is probably the first midcard champion in a long time (again, sorry Christian) that could go one-on-one with the WWE or the World Champion in the main-event and it would feel like a huge, either guy could win. That's because The Miz is one of the new faces of wrestling, and will be around for a long, long time.
I know I spent the majority of today's column praising Mike Mizanin, but Miz's potential could all go to waste if he ****s things up for himself. It wasn't even a year ago that people were saying Miz lost his passion, lost his touch, and that exploded when Miz infamously failed to catch R-Truth not that long ago. If Miz keeps his head in the game, he could go on to be one of the greatest superstars of our generation - hell, he's already accomplished so much, and he's yet to reach his peak. At the same time, Miz could fall into another drought where he's miserable to be around and no fun to watch or listen to. I have high hopes for The Miz, but that could all come crashing down in a second. His future is in his hands.
What do you think, awesome readers? Are you a Mizfit? Or do you think The Miz is seriously over-rated? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Did You Know?
Only a small percentage of the world's population is left-handed. Believe it or not, The Miz is a 'lefty'.
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