On the 22nd of November, The Miz celebrated 8 years since cashing in Money in the Bank. In fact, he won his first and only WWE Championship then. His win in 2010 should have set him off as a “main-eventer”. In fact, the Hollywood A-Lister’s victory then should have established the young fella as an elite star of his generation.
Instead, this title run caused problems for this young man. In fact, it threatened to utterly destroy his credibility. Also, it almost pushed him into obscurity and non-recognition.
However, the young man carried some very special traits and attributes that made ham hard to forget. Furthermore, he had a passion and desire to prove himself worthy to the WWE universe. He wanted to be recognised as a WWE premier superstar. For that reason, he managed to survive. Not only that, the star thrived. As a result, he has managed to map out a Hall of Fame-worthy career for himself.
Quite frankly, it’s not a lot of times that you would mention “quiet” and “The Miz” in one sentence. However, the WWE superstar has actually been consistent in the ring.
To be honest, when he cashed in his Money in the Bank and won the WWE Championship then, no one took him seriously. The WWE universe didn’t think that he was actually ready for that huge spot. In everyone’s eyes, The Miz hadn’t developed fully into a great in-ring performer. At that point in his career, he needed to grow.
Later, he would subsequently fight Randy Orton and John Cena. These matches did a bit of harm. In fact, they exposed his immaturity and weaknesses in the ring.
Losing the WWE Championship was a blessing in disguise for the young man. It matched him against great superstars with different styles of fighting. He wrestled against huge Superstars such as Dolph Ziggler, Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston and CM Punk. This allowed the star to grow and evolve.
From then on, he became one of the greatest WWE Superstars. The perfected and executed a formula that has propelled him to success.