At this time last year, The Miz was at the climax of his career reigning supreme atop the golden pedestal as the WWE Champion. Only a short year later, Miz now finds himself on a near two-month losing streak.
To make matters even worse, Miz isn't the most over guy in the office at the moment due to being blamed for the lackluster Survivor Series buy-rate. Additionally, officials feel as if Miz has nothing left to offer on the main event scene, leaving him in the same midcard role he played before his big push two years ago.
Despite all this, it's safe to say the Awesome One's character has grown a bit stale in recent months, especially since he was exposed as "Jericho wannabe" by Y2J himself this past Monday night. With his promos and matches now containing the same old material, I believe it's time for a major shakeup to the Miz persona.
Personally, I've been pushing for a Miz face turn for a long while now, as it opens up numerous possibilities and opportunities for the former reality star. Due to the lack of fan favorites in the WWE at the moment, no time is better than the present to ship Miz over to SmackDown this year to finally flip the switch.
For the first time in nearly seven months, I return my Ruthless Rivalries series to Bleacher Report to analyze five potential feuds for The Miz that could do wonders for the former United States Champion and the remainder of his career. How long will it be before we see these highly anticipated rivalries come to fruition?