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Why The Miz Deserves More by JoeMan

Why The Miz Deserves More by JoeMan


I’m a huge fan of The Miz. However, it seems like most older/retired Pro Wrestlers are not as big of a fan of his. He has been called soft, not a legit tough guy, yadda yadda yadda. Guess what though, it doesn’t matter what you think of him. He has transcended a Reality Show on his way to becoming a main eventer in the WWE and that is no easy feat.

Here is where most of the disconnect comes from. He started his livelihood as a Reality TV personality on The Real World and the spinoff Real World/Road Rules challenges. Lots of people have an issue with this apparently. First off, if you were to judge every wrestler where they came from, some of your all-time favorites would not be looked at in the same light. Alot of the wrestlers you have seen throughout the years have used Pro Wrestling as a fall back. Whether it was because their football, basketball, or bodybuilding career did not pan out the way they planned it or they just used wrestling as a stepping stone to acting in movies, most wrestlers only look at wresting as a job. Not The Miz. His love for wrestling is legit. Not everyone you see in the ring actually cares about the business as much as you, I, or The Miz does. It’s just a platform for them. Just a way to make some money.

Kevin Nash has been rather vocal in the past about The Miz. When Miz won the WWE title Nash tweeted about it calling it a joke. You know what the WWE wants though? Drawing power. Guess who draws well in and out the  ring? The Miz, not Kevin Nash. Late night talk shows were on him with the quickness to do their shows after he won the WWE Championship. Not too many wrestlers get offered that opportunity. From the understanding of the Internet Wrestling Community, The Miz didn’t need politics to get where he is. He didn’t really need a bunch of friends with more drawing power in higher places just to get to where he has in his career. I’m just saying.

He paid his dues, he started at the very bottom and worked his way up. Remember when he was an average looking guy in the stands with a mic? It took him a long time to get to where he is at now. He might have parlayed his Reality Show stardom to a  job in the WWE, but he used work ethic and pure ability to become a staple in the main event scene.

I don’t know what the future holds for him. A face turn seems likely and welcomed. He has a great presence on the mic and gets pops from wrestling savvy crowds. In a day and age where the WWE is trying to create or push faces to ramp up ratings, they might already have the man they are looking for in The Miz. Hopefully the WWE uses his talents wisely so he doesn’t end up on some 5th rate Internet blogger’s article on wasted wrestling talents.


This article is shorter than I usually write. More often than not I try to shoot for around 900 words. I’m well under that. I don’t know whether JCITY will publish this or not. I just wanted to take time to thank him for welcoming me to write for this site. For those who don’t know it, JCITY is a great editor and makes my stuff readable. I have been on and off again when it comes to writing for about a decade now. Mostly off. At one point in my life I dreamt of doing this for a living. I even interned at a city newspaper where I lived. I lost passion for it because people can be very demeaning and critical of your writing. It’s not easy to write, but JCITY and the community here (even the trolls JCITY hates so much) make it much easier for me to do this again. I don’t mind people being critical of my writing. I enjoy when people disagree with me. You’re entitled to your own opinions, just don’t be an Internet tough guy. I try my best to put something decent and entertaining out there and it might not even be that good, but I enjoy doing it and for what it’s worth I try to entertain. Ok, I’m done rambling. This was my part of the Anti WWE bullying campaign.

  1. January 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Didn’t expect that last paragraph, but yeah, welcome to the site. As long as you want to keep writing here I will be more than happy to post your stuff. It’s great to be able to provide people with a platform to express themselves and rekindle the passion to write. I don’t mean to be invasive with the edits seeing as some people hate it and would rather their work be posted as is, but I just want everything to look as good as it can possibly look. Glad you think I have great editing skills, because half the time I have no idea what I’m doing. I just go with the flow.

    • January 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      you take nice genuine sincere compliments horribly haha…never again shall i be nice to you…my next random ramble i will tell everyone how you actually sleep with troll dolls bc you love trolls so much haha

  2. January 26, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    i say haha to much…i am not actually laughing when i use hahas

  3. Rob
    January 26, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I hate the Miz and not because he’s a good heel either.

    • January 26, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      welll why…details sir

      • Rob
        January 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm

        He’s annoying, he looks like the type of guy I would stick in a locker back in high school and he’s not believable as a main event heel. If the top WWE faces feel Miz is a threat then any one of us can easily go to WWE and become world champion. He belongs in the midcard at best.

  4. January 26, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    So I see that the infamous crew is on the move? Ahaha, awesome dude!

  5. January 27, 2012 at 12:01 am

    The Miz is about as awful as they come. He’s proof that acting like Jim Carrey’s Riddler is more important than having the aura of the slightest amount of toughness. I miss wrestler’s being badasses.

  6. January 27, 2012 at 12:09 am

    “It doesn’t matter what you think of him.”
    – Of course it does. If everyone got up and let the arena when his music hit he’d never be back.

    “Guess who draws well in and out the  ring? The Miz, not Kevin Nash.”
    – The Miz is not a draw. I much rather watch Nash. The only draw is Cena.

    “The Miz didn’t need politics to get where he is. ”
    – Are you serious, bro? The Miz is a huge ass kisser. Look at all the media he does, he’s Vince’s go to ass kisser.

    In conclusion, how much did The Miz pay you to write this?

    • January 27, 2012 at 12:45 am

      Lmmfao. Shaman has always hated The Miz.

      Here he is confronting The Miz on H8r:

    • January 27, 2012 at 6:19 am

      wrestling “smart marks” do not care for cena….seems to have worked out for him. Cena is not a draw. He is a bret hard/hbk draw. as in a guy who can’t transcend the business. if you rather watch nash your clearly into really horrible wrestling and overrated mic skills. the miz is a ass kisser cause he does the media round? or is he the only one the media wants? and he paid me 49cents

      • January 27, 2012 at 1:20 pm

        I’ve tried to sell Shaman on The Miz a while back, but it didn’t work. He legit hates The Miz.

  7. January 27, 2012 at 12:11 am

    It’s true, I’m pretty awful.

  8. Capt. Smooth
    January 27, 2012 at 5:55 am

    I’m hoping for a face turn. If you watch his original promos of him flirting with girls in the WWE offices, he comes of as a guy who can pull it off.

    • January 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      He’s better as an aggressive heel. As a face, at least at the moment, he will get lost in the midcard shuffle worse then he is now.

      • Capt. Smooth
        January 27, 2012 at 7:31 pm

        Unless, he lasts long in the Rumble and the fans start to get behind his toughness.

  9. January 27, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I was thinking of writing about a Miz column soon. He deserves more but he needs to perform better. He’s getting plenty of TV time but he’s not quite making the same impact he made in 2009 and 2010. He’s been in a huge slump since WrestleMania 27. I don’t know what changed but he’s not the same Miz that was recently named Wrestler of the Year by PWI.

      • January 28, 2012 at 9:51 am

        My next one would have been different. It would have been about what has happened since I wrote that column and my thoughts about what The Miz needs to do to get better. I still like The Miz but he’s changed. There are too many Superstars in the WWE that struggle to have a great run for several years. I used to like Orton starting in 2008 but he got boring by 2011. The Miz needs to turn face. I’m not sure it will work but he needs to make a change to save his career. Right now, he doesn’t deserve to get the amount of TV time he’s getting. I’d rather see that time go to guys like Drew McIntyre and Trent Barreta.

        • January 28, 2012 at 6:58 pm

          Maybe you can look at all those guys and think of ways all of them can be used better or something.

  1. February 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm

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