The Miz is still gonna be a bigtime player on WWE Programming!
RECAP OF MOMENTS: To Open RAW, Rey Mysterio defeats The Miz to become the WWE Champion. Later on, the Miz, in a backstage promo reveals his anger towards Triple H's decision making earlier in the show (namely the Mysterio/Cena booking)
THOUGHTS ON MOMENTS: Thank god! I'm not gonna lie to you, I was praying that The Miz would defeat Mysterio, even though all signed pointed towards Rey winning, and when Miz lost, my spirits were a little deflated.
Whether you love or hate this guy, The Miz has become a very entertaining character as well as a very good wrestler. However with all the focus slowing shifting to Cena, The Rock, Triple H, CM Punk and Vince McMahon...as well as Alex Riley constantly beating the Miz since Capitol Punishment (Last Monday being the exception) I feared the Miz was gonna through, what i like to call, The Swagg-Down.
The Swagg-Down is in reference to the fall of Jack Swagger's Main Event status. Follow me. He won Money in the Bank, cashed in to become World Champion, held it for months until eventually losing the championship, then after a re-match or two,would start falling down the card until eventually he starts headlining Superstars (Don't believe me? Watch for a Jack Swagger/Alex Riley match this Thursday) And that, my friends...is the Swagg-Down.
The Miz looked like he was heading there, with Alex Riley of all people, owning him. But they started having Miz, selling his MITB injury like a champ btw, win his way to last night's finals...only to lose to Rey Mysterio. Miz did a post-match attack, but that was just to tease an Alberto Del Rio cash in. Miz was an afterthought!
However, luck showed up eventually and before the main event, the Miz got the chance to do what he does best...talk. Better yet, he bashed Triple H for booking John Cena in the main event (Careful Miz, you might cause yourself a face turn) But the thing about his promo, it reminded me so much of when Chris Jericho, back in 2003 started to bash Stone Cold Steve Austin as a general manager, eventually leading to a Survivor Series match that got Austin "fired." Miz channeled his inner Jericho (And let's be honest, The Miz, with his suits, attire, look and demeanor comes across as Jericho's younger brother, or better yet, apprentice). But because of this, I get a feeling that The Miz is gonna be a huge pain in HHH's backside moving forward...and this is a pain that this Mizfit will enjoy...watching