John Morrison vs The Miz on 1/3/11 RAW
by, 01-04-2011 at 12:50 AM (5923 Views)
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I don't know about you guys, but that opening Falls Count Anywhere contest between John Morrison vs. The Miz was great. Fantastic. It definitely was a PPV quality match. It had a lot of good spots in it and some good, suspenseful near falls. I literally marked out when Morrison missed his starship pain and crash through a table. That is a great example for a good TV match. Great way to start off the show.
Okay .... Now what? Is that it?
What you just read was my exactly thoughts as I watched this match end. I was a tad bit annoyed when WWE placed this match on a RAW and not at a PPV. Why the hell not? This feud already has a good build up to it. When you include the break up in 2008 and Miz calling JoMo the "Marty Jannetty" of the team, they could have definitely given us a reason to watch a PPV, not to mention Royal Rumble. For Christ sake, if nothing else, look at the match they just showcased on Raw. That should have been all WWE needs to go, "Fuck this, we're having a rematch and giving them a main event slot at the Royal Rumble", ya know?
But no. Instead, we're going to get the predictable, tiresome, and inevitable subpar match instead. The Miz vs. Randy Orton. I'm sorry, but IMO I don't think a Miz vs. Randy Orton match will ever live up to what a match between Miz and Morrison could be. Not trying to be negative, but I am going specifically off their past matches (which have all been subpar at best) and how horrible of a draw Orton is in the ring. Ever since Orton went babyface (or tweener or whatever he is), he has lost almost ALL reason for me to watch him in his matches. The guy wrestles WAY DAMN TOO SLOW to be a face. Last I checked, a face is someone who has a likable wrestling style. The only thing likable about Orton is his RKO. Maybe once in a while his Rope Hung DDT and the Punt, but even those are starting to lose their flavors. So I am really not looking forward to this feud featuring Miz and Orton. Even if Miz wins, I don't see it being as good as to what Miz and Morrison could have been this month.
Now I know someone is going to come on here and say, "But Morrison has bad mic skills" and you're right. Overall, Morrison is lacking in the character department and that has to do with him having very little time on the microphone. The fact that he is a face isn't helping him either, IMO. Still, this only proves my point even more. WWE could have used this feud to actually give Morrison some more screen time and BUILD a character as he feuds with Miz. This feud could have helped everybody. One, we get two new fresh faces in the main event scene. Two, Morrison gets a chance to come across as a main eventer. Three, Miz gets a credible championship feud and look strong as a champion. Four, the chances of 3 or 4 stars out of 5 matches between the two are pretty highly. So at the end of the day, I'm just left wondering why WWE did not go this route.
Well, I can do is hope that WWE gives these two a chance to meet again and hopefully when they do this feud still has momentum behind it. It will most likely happen, but I'm just disappointed we did not get it this time around.
Thanks for reading. You guys have a good day.