In the great Intercontinental title shuffle, Kofi Kingston was able to defeat the Miz at Hell In a Cell on Sunday night to retain the belt.
Kingston is starting to get a decent push now that he has been separated from R-Truth. The full extent of this new direction for Kingston won't be known for a long time, but right now it is good to see the creative team get behind him.
There was a time when Kingston at least looked like he could be an upper-card star for WWE. It was a few years ago when he put Randy Orton through a table in Madison Square Garden, but that fell apart in a hurry due to poor creative decisions.
Even though Kingston is still at the same level he has been for years, it is good to see him start winning matches on pay-per-view. One area where WWE usually fails its lower-card talent is actually putting them over consistently on the important shows.
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On the flip side, poor Miz can't catch a break anymore. There was a time, not that long ago, when Miz appeared to be a favorite of Vince McMahon. He was in the main event of WrestleMania with John Cena last year--of course, the Rock's inclusion made it easier to put Miz in that spot.
Now, Miz is getting destroyed every week on television. Two weeks ago on Raw, Kingston kicked Miz's head off with a Trouble in Paradise, which led to Kingston winning the title at Main Event.
Last week on Raw, Miz was fed to Ryback in a squash match. His stock continues to plummet with each passing week.
At least Kingston continues to look strong and put on quality performances in his matches. It probably won't make the intercontinental title mean anything, but you have to start building someone up somewhere.
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