Miz: A Feud with Dolph Ziggler Would Be a Must-See Start to His Face Turn

Bill AtkinsonAnalyst INovember 17, 2012

The Miz has held every belt in WWE except the World Heavyweight Championship. (B/R photo)
The Miz has held every belt in WWE except the World Heavyweight Championship. (B/R photo)

Once Dolph Ziggler cashes in his Money in the Bank briefcase, be it at this weekend’s WWE Survivor Series 2012 or next month’s TLC, he will have to give the obligatory rematch to the person from whom he takes the title (Sheamus or the Big Show).

But once that business is disposed of and Ziggler is ready to move forward, there is one feud that he would have to take on almost immediately:

The Miz.

Why? It’s quite simple. A Miz-Ziggler program has the potential to be one of the best in WWE since the CM Punk-John Cena feud.

Both appear to be evenly matched in terms of size and ability. Ziggler is a little more up-tempo, while Miz is a little more methodical.

Both are solid workers for WWE who generate a tremendous amount of fan reaction.

Both are extremely confident in their own abilities—you might even say each man is his own biggest fan.

Both are among the best talkers in WWE right now. One only can imagine the quality promos each could cut on the other, especially if Ziggler is holding WWE gold. The Miz has held just about every belt in WWE except the World title, so his quest for a career slam in belts would only add more spice to the program.

It’s safe to say that WWE tipped its hand on a Miz-Ziggler feud during last Wednesday’s Main Event. Miz and Ziggler engaged in a Jumbotron vs. broadcast table war of words that culminated with Ziggler accepting Miz’s challenge to wrestle on next week’s Main Event.

And don't forget that Miz is a member of Team Foley which will face Team Ziggler in the elimination match Sunday. Sometime during that match, the two are bound to lock up.

It’s a storyline made in wrestling-feud heaven.

Ziggler is on the cusp of becoming World Heavyweight Champion for the second time, so his star definitely has zoomed to unimaginable heights.

Miz knows the highest of highs and lowest of lows in WWE, as he went from main-eventing WrestleMania one year to fighting in the dark match at the following WrestleMania.

The Miz is just coming off a mediocre run as Intercontinental Champion and now has his sights set on getting back to the top echelon of WWE, this time as a babyface. A run with Dolph Ziggler, probably the company’s number-two heel, definitely would put Miz back among WWE’s elite.

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