The Alex Riley/Miz match was very good, and an awesome story telling match.
I was overjoyed with these two and this story should probably keep going. I was worried before the PPV that these two would end up doing something weird and things wouldn't be good. But, I also picked Miz to win and that would have ended this rivalry.
I don't know what it is, but Miz is able to time and time again keep me interested with his storyline ability. Sure, he's okay in the ring and not spectacular, but he works so well on the entertainment side. But Riley is kind of the whole package.
He has skill in the ring, on the mic, and is proving he can work a story.
So, this story looks to be worth at least a SummerSlam run.
Obviously with the lack of top faces on RAW and one of them out on injury leave, a need for another top face is there.
Sure Big Show is out there, but he's by no means able to leave his rivalry with Del Rio.
So then we have a need that Riley can fill. Many thought Miz may turn face because of the need. But that has since died down as Riley has risen from the ashes to become a very good superstar.
I am very surprised at how well Riley has done and how he is able to get the crowd behind him. His pop at Capital Punishment was pretty good. For a young face to get this type of reaction is surprising and almost unheard of. Very few can do it.
Riley is worth the risk to me.
Keep his rivalry with Miz going, then when that ends, get a title on this guy. If it's secondary, that's fine. At least it's a title to get him on the move.
I was shocked WWE gave him the win in his first PPV match over The Miz of all people. But, I'm sure it was because they wanted the story to continue.
We shall see what happens. But to me, Riley looks to be on the rise, and the time to buy stock in this guy has never been better.