The Miz and the Intercontinental Title: What the Heck?

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Tony DolemiteCorrespondent IIIAugust 11, 2012

When The Miz first won the Intercontinental title on the 1,000th episode of Raw, I thought it was the first step in getting his career back on track. It's one thing to win a championship on Raw, but to win it on the 1,000th episode says a lot. It's a moment in history.

Since losing the WWE championship in 2011, Miz seemed lost and in desperate need of a change. By putting the Intercontinental title on him, I assumed that the WWE was ready to get behind him again after realizing just how talented he really is. Unfortunately, Miz still seems stuck like he was before, the only difference being that he's being weighed down by a championship belt that has seen better days. What the heck?

This past Raw, he suffered a loss to Kane in a non-title match. My question is why? Kane should be putting Miz over, not the other way around. Even if the win was controversial, Miz should have been put over. Later during the week, Miz suffered another loss, this time to Rey Mysterio, another veteran, who's been on the shelf for way too long to get such an important win. Miz deserves better. So does the Intercontinental title.

Miz is a former WWE champion. He headlined WrestleMania 27, walking away with a victory over the almighty John Cena. Why does it seem that no one gives a damn? Right now Miz is being presented as a midcard performer with a pretty gold belt. Again, WWE is missing the boat here.

Under the right circumstances, Miz can be so much more. Why the WWE keeps falling asleep at the wheel on this one is beyond me. Why they put a championship on Miz if nothing will come of it is also beyond me.

Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself. Maybe there are plans in the works to make Miz a main event player again. Allow Miz a little creative wiggle room, put him in a long-term program with a performer that can make him look world class and just like that both he and the championship will see their stock rise.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one. Miz does have a future in this business; so does the Intercontinental title. Will WWE creative ever get this one right?


Follow me on Twitter @tonydolemite. I could use the boost in self-esteem!

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