Let's not get too ahead of ourselves, but the transformation is nearly complete.
All that is missing is a win for Team Foley at Survivor Series and the WWE will have its new face for fans to cheer for.
Ironically, I stated a few months ago that if Randy Orton was to make the real change he wanted and go rogue, someone would have to take his place on the WWE on the side of the good guys.
Enter Mike Mizanin.
In a shrewd move that we all knew was coming, The Miz not only stirred the pot with Kane and Daniel Bryan, he shook the rafters when he asked to be part of Team Foley last night as part of Survivor Series where the fans decided who the last member would be for the classic five-on-five matchup.
It was something the WWE writers got right concerning this PPV. Does Miz become the face of the WWE? Probably not, but his change in direction means we are about to see some possible great matchups in the coming months.
Dolph Ziggler and The Miz might top the list, and the World Title could be on the line. The Miz and CM Punk could light up the night, and we may just see a union of sorts between John Cena and Mizanin.
The Miz reminds me (not in stature or appearance) of Paul Orndorff—a man who could carry the company on his back, had a good gimmick and never could quite reach the plateau in the WWF. While Orndorff was so gifted and talented, he could never overcome Hulk Hogan.
The Miz will never rise above Cena or maybe even Punk, but he will find his niche nonetheless.
If the WWE was smart, they would market the hell out of this change. It can only do wonders for the product in the ring and on the screen.
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