In a year where most of the IWC (including myself) has been mostly unhappy with the product and development of WWE titles and superstars, we have finally been given reason to be excited. The reason? Freshness. Excuse me...."AWWWEEESOMMEEENESSS!"
I am excited and ready to see where the Miz goes now that he has finally cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to become WWE Champion. I must admit that, although I had a feeling it was going to happen last night, it didn't make me any less excited when it happened.
Contrary to the other articles I have seen on Bleacher Report today, I am one of the people who is happy to see the Miz win the title and take that next step. Why? Because he's more than deserving. Yes that's right, the guy from "Real World" is deserving of the WWE Championship. Really? Really? Oh yes! Like the guy or not, he has worked hard to get to where he is, and now he is being shown trust from the WWE and it's his turn to take the ball and run with it.
His mic skills are second to none right now, and he draws a tremendous amount of heat from the crowd. He is funny, charismatic, fresh, and an all-around enjoyable performer. His in-ring skills are only getting better with time too. And he is surely not the worst in-ring performer to hold the title. Far from it (Sid, Warrior, Hogan, Diesel).
I believe that, given the proper title run by WWE creative, he could do some good things as champion and really give a new and fresh feel to WWE programming, something it has needed for a long time now. Whether he feuds with Orton now, or someone else, it's the Miz's turn to shine.
In a year full of a Cena, Batista, and Orton WWE Championship carousel of title changes, let's applaud the WWE for finally having the guts to take a guy who truly worked his way up the ladder, honed his skills in a very good tag team, worked hard to become a better talker and performer, and got over as a mid-carder the last two years, and give him the biggest reward of all: A WWE Championship reign.
How many reigns he gets remains to be seen, but this could be the one that makes or breaks his legacy.
Thank you, WWE for giving me something to get excited about. Last night's Raw was what being a wrestling fan is all about: Enjoyment from top to bottom. Here's to freshness, here's to awesomeness, and here's to you, WWE.
November 22nd, 2010 may have been the start of a new era of awesomeness, and here's to hoping that it's not short-lived.