by, 03-08-2012 at 10:24 AM (2452 Views)
I am writing this blog basically because I think he still has a lot of potential and whats happening now is hurting him. To understand him though, you have to go to the beginning.
The Miz left MTV to pursue a career in pro wrestling. He got a huge break thanks to being on Tough Enough. However, no one expected him to get far and though he would be sent home early. But surprisingly he made to the final 2 losing to Daniel Puder. The WWE saw that he had potential and put him in Deep South Wrestling and OVW before bringing him up to Smackdown.
He was there from about 2006-2007 achieving basically nothing and really not gaining any fans either. He was moved to ECW where his rise began to happen.
He was teamed up with another Tough Enough star John Morrison and together they beat Matt Hardy and MVP for the tag titles in November on Smackdown. Their reign would go on to end in July 2008 to the Hawkins and Ryder. They won the titles again from Punk and Kingston that December but dropped them to the Colons at the next Wrestlemania. After that they were broken up when Miz was drafted to Raw.
On Raw he feuded with Cena in a nice little feud but lost to him eventually. However in Oct. of 2009 he captured his first singles title against Kofi Kingston by winning the US title. From there it was nowhere but up as he would win Bragging Rights team match for Raw, got a catchy new catch phrase, and won the tag titles from DX while still holding the US title. He later lost both but won back the US title in a fatal 4 way match. But he later achieved something bigger when he won the money in the bank match.
In Nov. 2010 Miz cashed in on Orton to win his first WWE title. Upon winning it he flipped the W to an M which was great in my opinion. He was in the main event of Wrestlemania and lost his title at Extreme rules.
However, that's where his push ended. He was humiliated by Alex Riley so quickly after that it made him look weak (nothing against Riley). And he continued to lose singles matches on Raw. Right he has no Wrestlemania match set up.
My point: The Miz is a great talent and has done a lot of work on and off the stage. He has done a lot of media events to help promote the WWE and I think he will get another push again when this backstage heat dies over.