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Why The Miz is the most important wrestler in WWE right now

jay.qwinn
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16.02K   //    27 Sep 2017, 10:37 IST

The Miz is the current Intercontinental Champion
The Miz is the current Intercontinental Champion

When you look at what The Miz has achieved in WWE, it is hard to believe sometimes that he began his career as the host of The Diva Search. It was somewhat humble beginnings for "The Most Must-See WWE Superstar of All Time", but I'm sure if you asked him, he wouldn't change any of it.

The Miz is now a one-time WWE Champion, two-time United States Champion, a six-time Tag Team Champion and a seven-time Intercontinental Champion.

All of that on top of a Money in the Bank win in 2010. The Miz has carved himself out a Hall of Fame-worthy career, and it's no more than he deserves.

The 2016 ESPYS - Red Carpet
The 2016 ESPYS - Red Carpet

The biggest reason, of course, for The Miz being as valuable as he is currently is, is what he has done for the Intercontinental title. Some of the title holders in recent years have been poor. For every Miz, there's been a Santino Marella. For every Dolph Ziggler, there's been an Ezekiel Jackson.

Not to mention the failed attempts to make new stars using the title, with people like Curtis Axel, pre-New Day Big E, Zack Ryder and Luke Harper (although Ryder and Harper can't be blamed for being criminally underused, thus hurting their credibility as champion). Miz has brought legitimacy back to the title, as he never fails to mention at any opportunity.

The fact that The Miz seems dead set on being the man, along with The Miztourage, to reunite The Shield, speaks volumes of the work ethic of the man. He's never been the most talented in the ring, but even when AJ Styles was WWE Champion on Smackdown Live at the same time The Miz was Intercontinental Champion, he remained on the same level, in importance, if nothing else, as arguably the best wrestler in the world today.

He's every bit as good a talker as John Cena, which is no easy task. The Miz has suffered somewhat, being in the same era that has brought us the likes of Cena, Orton, CM Punk, Batista and Edge, to name a few. If not for the era benefitting from so many top stars, we could be looking at a multi-time WWE Champion, rather than a one-time champ.


The Miz (C) with the Miztourage
The Miz (C) with the Miztourage

In WWE's eyes The Miz is in a realm joined by the likes of only John Cena, Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton at the moment. He is reliable and good enough to either help someone get over, or be someone to hold a title and make it mean something. The difference is, the three mentioned are, for me, losing that commodity.

People are becoming sick of the Universal title not being defended at every PPV, or the champ even being there every week. Cena is looking like he is heading down the same route, although no one can deny what he brings when he sticks around for extended periods, and Orton has become stale over the years.

Miz doesn't have that issue. He is always around, his longevity is amazing having never missed any time through injury.

Whether you love him or hate him, you can't deny the impact Miz has had in the WWE. For me, he is destined for the Hall of Fame, and he is simply, awesome!

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