Broughton's Fave Five: Top Opponents for the Miz at Night of Champions
Hello Bleacher Report, and welcome to yet another edition of Broughton's Fave Five. For this article, I will be sizing up the options for The Miz's opponent at Night of Champions.
At SummerSlam, The Miz defeated Rey Mysterio to retain his Intercontinental Championship. While the match was well fought, the biggest issue behind it was the lack of a real storyline. The match was put together at the last minute and suffered because of it. Now, The Miz needs to find a real challenger and feud before Night of Champions rolls around. As most of you know, every title will be on the line, and that includes the Intercontinental Championship.
Now, let's get started!
No.5: Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio is another guy who lost to The Miz, but that doesn't mean that they won't go at it again. Their match was very good; the only issue was that it had literally no buildup or story behind it. If WWE wants to turn this into a legitimate feud, they need to create some serious tension. Whether it be an attack, an unmasking or any other classic rivalry, something needs to happen between these two if the WWE wants to add meaning to their matches.
If WWE does pull the trigger, which is a distinct possibility, they will go at it at least one more time. I doubt Mysterio will pull off the victory, but the match could easily happen. These two can put together a great match, and with a solid story, it would just get that much better.
No. 4: Sin Cara
When Sin Cara first came to WWE, it seemed as though he was going to take the reign as the Rey Mysterio 2.0. However, Sin Cara struggled to adjust to the WWE's style, and his matches turned into botchfests. Not to mention, he didn't speak a lick of English, and therefore there were no promos. He was in deep water and to add fuel to the fire, he botched his way into an injury and the Survivor Series.
However, since returning, Sin Cara hasn't looked half bad. Sure, he still botches here and there, but there is definitely a vast improvement. After hyping him up so much, WWE really needs Sin Cara to work out. I don't think a World title is in his near future, but a reign as Intercontinental champ or even a losing effort aren't out of the question.
No. 3: Christian
Christian was the man who The Miz defeated for the Intercontinental champ, and since he lost his rematch, it doesn't look like he will get a another shot. However, Christian could easily point to his injury as an excuse and push for one more shot. Let's not forget, Christian has always been a promoter of "one more match."
With that said, Christian won't be winning the title anytime soon. However, that won't stop him from getting another shot. Christian is a seasoned veteran, and any time you can pick up a victory over him, you come out looking strong. The Miz is climbing his way back up the ladder, and another victory over Christian would only help things.
No. 2: Tyson Kidd
In my opinion, Kidd is the second best pound-for-pound wrestler in the entire WWE (Daniel Bryan is No. 1). He always creates high quality matches and isn't afraid to pull off the big move. Not to mention, his mic skills are extremely underrated in my opinion. He definitely isn't the next CM Punk when it comes to cutting a promo, but he can get his point across without it sounding forced.
Not too long ago, it was rumored that Tyson was in store for a big push. While things have slowed down for him recently, that doesn't mean the push was stopped short. He has all the tools to succeed, and I'm hoping that the WWE is beginning to realize what it has been missing out on. If it does, Tyson could get a shot at being the Intercontinental champion and even walk out victorious.
No. 1: Damien Sandow
My No. 1 guy to face The Miz at Night of Champions is none other than the intellectual savior of the masses, Damien Sandow. Now, in order for this feud to reach its full potential, The Miz needs to turn face. The Miz has been rumored for a face turn, and in my opinion, it should happen now.
Not only would these two pull off a solid match, their promos would be absolutely legendary. Both guys know how to work a crowd, and I don't think that would change even if The Miz turned face. Damien Sandow is in need of a feud, and Brodus Clay isn't the man for the job, in my opinion. Turn Miz face and these two could create one of the better feuds in all of 2012. WWE just needs to take a chance and pull the trigger ASAP.