What's up B/R? I'm back again with part two of my "Next Generation of Superstars" series and I was very excited when I began writing this article. Since this budding star moved to Raw in the 2009 WWE Draft, I have been a mark for him, and I am not afraid to admit it.
You know him, you love him, you want to be him, your girlfriend dreams about him and hell, even you do. He is none other than The Miz and he is AWESOME! Currently, The Miz is the United States Champion on the Raw brand and is skyrocketing towards instant stardom. Funnily enough, many people expected his release as soon as he was moved to Raw. Many of my friends thought so also and my reply to them was "ye of little faith". Once I saw that Miz was being drafted on the main Raw show and not the Supplemental - no offence to John Morrison who is a magnificent talent - I knew he was destined for greatness on Raw.
Upon his arrival, he feuded with the heavily injured John Cena, calling him out for matches when Cena was in no clear state for combat. The reason for this feud was obvious. Miz wanted the spotlight which Cena was hogging and was going to take it from him. This feud gave Miz legitimate heat from the crowd as he expressed something that is rarely seen in WWE nowadays if you are not a main eventer: a connection with the fans but most importantly, charisma. After losing to Cena at "The Bash", Miz was banished after losing to Cena in a lumberjack match set up by guest host Jeremy Piven. He soon returned, however, with "a new look, new attitude" but still had "the same mouth".
He ditched his old hat, t-shirt and shorts and started sporting wrestling trunks a la Chris Jericho. He went on to feud with Kofi Kingston and successfully win the US Title on Oct. 5th which he still holds to this day. He then teamed with Big Show to take the Unified Tag Team Titles from DX and hold them until the 2010 WWE Draft.
The Miz has proven himself a superstar already in WWE, but for him the sky is the limit. He is currently mentoring the magnificent Daniel Bryan and a feud is shimmering between them. He has made many appearances on behalf of WWE promoting them and is soon becoming a household name. Like many wrestling fans and former doubters who have leaped upon the bandwagon, The Miz is expected to become a future World Champion and carry the WWE on his shoulders. Would I accept this? Of course!
Be prepared, wrestling fans, as we are now in the "Decade of Awesome"!
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