As many of you know by now, The Miz is set to be the host for the upcoming SummerSlam pay-per-view.
This is coming off the heels of essentially jobbing from PPV to PPV and doing nothing of substance since losing the Intercontinental Championship the night after WrestleMania. When you throw in the fact that The Miz has spent more time hosting Miz TV and commentating as of late, it makes one wonder.
It would almost appear as if WWE is trying to phase the former WWE champion out as an in-ring competitor and make him more of an on-screen personality, like a general manager, managing supervisor, commissioner, etc. Odd, but when you really think about it, this could be a pretty good thing for The Miz.
It's no secret I'm a fan of The Miz. Despite the opinions of many people, I find him to be an entertaining wrestler and above-average talker. His list of accolades includes a Money in the Bank victory, five tag team championships and a WWE Championship. Along with that, he's been heavily featured as part of the WWE making media trips and starring in movies.
Though perhaps these same media trips have resulted in The Miz's recent shift from in-ring competitor to on-air personality.
It's my opinion that The Miz's residence in L.A., in conjunction with his willingness to get out and promote the WWE, will lead to The Miz retiring as a full-time wrestler. (Though he may step in at some point later.) Heck, he could even end up with a job at corporate in the public relations realm in the future if he plays his cards right and shows he knows what he's doing.
Combine the aforementioned information with The Miz's initial time in the WWE being spent as a host for the WWE Diva Search and his past as a Reality TV star, and it would make sense for The Miz to take this route. Minus a World Heavyweight Championship and Royal Rumble win, there's very little for The Miz to accomplish in the ring.
He's won almost every title he can in the WWE, headlined WrestleMania, he's put on some impressive bouts in his career and could well be considered a future Hall of Famer for all he's done and achieved over the years.
The Miz may be stagnating now, but he may well have a bright future ahead.
WWE could always use some new talent at the announcer's desk. While Miz has spent time commentating on Main Event, I believe he could well be a good eventual replacement for Jerry Lawler. I've felt The King has been a bit dull on the mic for the past few years, and it's not as if this is something he enjoys.
With some people concerned about Lawler's health, I don't think there would be anything wrong with the Hall of Famer retiring, and Cole and JBL could likely have some good interactions with The Miz—as long as they don't get too personal.
The Miz is a talented guy, and he has a pretty big upside. The key has been putting him in positions to succeed. As of late, in the ring, it's been hard to call Miz a success. Perhaps going back to where it all started could be just the thing The Miz needs to once again be awesome.