WWE: Is The Miz Being Repackaged?

By Damian Seeto
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Image from The Miz – WWE Universe Facebook

WWE announced that Randy Orton “injured” The Miz on this past episode of Raw. Is this storyline a cover up to repackage the Miz?

Miz isn’t injured in real life, nor is he in line to film another movie. It’s unknown if he’s getting married to former WWE Diva Maryse or not, but this is a possibility. Cody Rhodes recently asked for some time off in order to get married to his fiance.

If Miz is taking some time off, this would be a good idea to change his character when he decides to come back. Miz has been working as a babyface for the last couple of months, but has never really connected with the audience whatsoever. Fans always boo him and dislike the way he’s been using the figure-four leg lock as one of his signature moves.

Miz was a main event star back in 2011, although people still criticized him as a heel back then anyway. One only has to look at his atrocious WrestleMania 27 match against John Cena to know he wasn’t the best in-ring performer. In 2012, he mostly worked as a mid-card heel before becoming a babyface.

It will be interesting to see if Miz is able to become a main event star ever again, but it will be tough. More popular wrestlers like Daniel Bryan and CM Punk are now on top, and can actually wrestle and have entertaining matches. If Miz wants to succeed again, he’d have to show fans that he can wrestle a five-star quality match.

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