Why The Miz Deserves More by JoeMan
Edited by THE INFAMOUS JCITY™
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. Read more…
The Miz’s Awesome Journey To The Top by Tony Kegger
Edited by THE INFAMOUS JCITY™
“I apologize in advance for my language. You’re fucking awesome.” – CM Punk at the AAW Scars and Stripes event on July 23, 2011.
CM Punk was talking to 24-year-old independent pro wrestler Gregory Iron, who has cerebral palsy, in the above quote, but I would say the same thing to The Miz if I was ever lucky enough to meet him. So I will now apologize in advance for my language. The Miz is fucking awesome. The Miz has been awesome for a while, but the reason I am writing this now is because on July 25th, Stu Saks, the publisher of Pro Wrestling Illustrated, announced on the PWI Blog that Mike “The Miz” Mizanin was named number one in the 21st annual “PWI 500”. The “PWI 500” is an annual list made by Pro Wrestling Illustrated that ranks the top 500 professional wrestlers in the world. The evaluation period for the list was from June 1, 2010 to May 31, 2011. The Miz lost his WWE Championship on May 1, 2011. Pro Wrestling Illustrated was created in 1979 and is considered to be the best professional wrestling magazine. I know some people are saying, “Who cares what a magazine says?”, but I think this is a big accomplishment for The Miz. PWI isn’t just a random wrestling magazine. PWI is a respected magazine so being named the number one wrestler in the world by PWI should be like being named “Man of the Year” by TIME Magazine. Other wrestlers that were named number one in the PWI 500 in the past include “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Bret Hart, John Cena, Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels and Triple H. Wrestlers like The Rock, CM Punk, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker, Eddie Guerrero, Edge, and Rey Mysterio have never reached number one in the PWI 500. Read more…