The Miz Named Final Member of Team Foley for Survivor Series Elimination Match

Ian Hanford@Ian_HanfordFeatured ColumnistNovember 13, 2012

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With Survivor Series rapidly approaching, some intrigue needed to be settled on Monday Night Raw—namely the fifth and final member of Team Foley for the pay-per-view's five-on-five Elimination Match.

In what some might consider a shock, The Miz joined the PPV's "face" team, joining forces with Randy Orton, Kofi Kingston and Team Hell No. When The Miz joined Kane in the ring on Monday, some eyebrows had to raise at home.

Wrestle Zone had the news:

The Miz has officially been named as the 5th member of Team Foley for their match at Survivor Series! #Wrestlezone

— (@WRESTLEZONEcom) November 13, 2012

The Miz ousted Zack Ryder and Santino Marella for the final spot. The WWE decided to use a Twitter poll to decide the winner, making it even more surprising that The Miz was given the spot. He earned 60 percent of the vote.

I expected Ryder to win. He's a fan favorite, and he's exciting to watch. He would have meshed with the current members of Team Foley, but The Miz is an interesting choice as well.

Watching a wrestler transform himself from heel to face is always interesting. This could be The Miz's biggest step in the face direction, setting his WWE career on a different path in the process.

Facing Team Foley in the traditional Survivor Series match will be Team Ziggler. Led by Dolph Ziggler, the team consists of other heels like Alberto Del Rio, Wade Barrett and the Rhodes Scholars tag team.

This match definitely became more watchable Monday night. Not only did The Miz fall on a surprising side of the fence, but he joins Kingston—who has stood in the way several times in the not-so-distant past. The WWE could throw us a curveball with that situation, especially with the bad blood looming behind them.

You don't want to miss Survivor Series. This match is unique, and the WWE's decision to include The Miz in the festivities should make the night's most enticing match all the more interesting.