From the WWE Rumor Mill: The Miz signs new four-year contract with WWE
What's the story?
Current Intercontinental Champion The Miz has signed a new four-year contract with WWE that will leave him tied to the company until 2022.
In case you didn't know...
The Miz made his official WWE debut back in 2006 after he appeared on the fourth season of Tough Enough. Despite not winning the competition Miz was still signed to WWE and over the past few years, he has become one of the biggest heels in the company.
Miz recently spent time away from the company to film The Marine 6 as well as announcing late last year that he and Maryse would be part of their own reality show called Miz and Mrs. that would debut later this year with a six-episode first season.
On a recent episode of Total Divas, it was revealed that Miz and Maryse's daughter is set to arrive on 6 April, which is just two days before this year's WrestleMania, a show that The Miz is expected to be part of.
The heart of the matter
PWInsider recently reported that WWE wanted to tie The Miz to a much longer contract, but it seems that the two parties were finally able to agree on a four-year deal that will have him working exclusively for WWE until 2022.
The Miz is the current Intercontinental Champion and considered to be one of the best heels in the company right now, so this is seen as a great piece of business by WWE since there are a number of WWE stars whose contracts will be up for renewal in the coming months.
The Miz qualified for The Elimination Chamber last night on Monday Night Raw and could be looking to win the match on 25 February so that he can go on to face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania. The Miz is red hot right now so it seems that if anyone can become the first ever dual Universal and Intercontinental Champion then it will be him.
WWE needs a star like The Miz as heels are becoming cool in the current era, but it seems that The Miz is one of the only stars who know how to draw real heat from a crowd. The Miz has skills that many stars will never possess and regardless of the success that he is having outside of WWE, he is still aware that WWE is the best place for him.
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