The rematch between Miz and Bryan was needed. If anything to restore prestige in the US title. Showing that Miz wants the championship back is a good move by WWE. If done correctly it will help not only the championship but Bryan's WWE career.
On the plus side of this feud, Bryan no longer has generic rock music. Oh no, he now comes out to Flight of the Valkyries... odd choice but you know music isn't everything. Bryan also had a strong showing against Edge a week ago and despite only winning by DQ came over for better.
My own personal niggling problems with this feud is Alex Riley and Michael Cole. With Riley he is yet another example of why NXT is completely redundant. What is the point of having a contest to earn a WWE contract if you're only going to sign who you want anyway? Also Miz has signed him to a personal contract. Does the GM just sit back and let wrestler do the hell they want these days?
With Cole he does his job as a heel convincingly. He gets on my nerves and gets me cheering the faces over the heels. But the problem is that he is Michael Cole. Just like his commentating skills he is restricted to repeated phrases. Just like "Vintage", heel Cole spouts out about Bryan being a Vegan or not owning a TV.
Jerry Lawler also killed Cole's credibility into two questions a couple of weeks ago. He stated "Why does that matter?" and "How can you be a critic of his ability when you have never stepped into the ring?". This is why the heel commentator should be a wrestler and the colour commentator.
Sure Lawler made some stupid comments back in the day as a heel. Claiming The Rock should be disqualified when fighting in a cage match being one of them. But when he judged someone on their ability at least he held weight in his criticisms.
Cole being a play-by-play means he does most of the talking out of the two. Being heel means most of the talking is pro-heel and anti-face. Combine the two negative reasons from before and you have a weak commentating system.
The Miz and Riley's attack on Bryan a couple of weeks ago highlighted Cole's weakness as a heel. When the attack was going on he was never going to condone it but had the inability, that Lawler had when he was a heel, to say enough is enough. Instead he sat their quiet with Lawler having to comment on the whole segment himself.
Next week John Morrison was randomly added to the feud to give something extra. But when the match was announced as a Submissions Count Anywhere, why bother? Morrison isn't known for his technical expertise and neither is The Miz. I know it's great to have a submission based wrestler back in the company but don't go too far to promote him by exploiting other wrestler's weaknesses.
I think being a submission match means it pretty obvious who will win and that is the one who has a submission finisher.
Winner and Still Champion: Daniel Bryan