The WWE right now STINKS!!!!! The wrestling business has seen better days. TNA as it stands right now faces a questionable future. But I’m not gonna talk about every promotion or the state of the wrestling business itself. I’m just gonna talk about the WWE and how bad a shape it’s really in. People are calling Survivor Series “PPV of The Year” all because of Sting’s debut.
Let’s get something straight here about Sting. Sting’s debut on PPV and showing up in a WWE ring was monumental. Sting facing off with Triple H and eventually laying him out was epic. Needless to say, having Sting debut at Survivor Series was a brilliant move. Of course, that now begs the question as to how the same people who acted so brilliantly in having Sting at the PPV could be the same people who were so stupid as to not have Sting on Raw the following night.
I hadn’t watched Raw in 4 months because of below par programming mixed with tired and/or recycled storylines. The following night on Raw had one job to do and it failed miserably at performing that task. That task was to be the follow-up to not only the arrival of Sting, but Dolph Ziggler closing out the main event as the sole survivor and winner for his team. Sting was nowhere to be found and the only thing we got out of Dolph Ziggler was he’s in the main event teaming with John Cena against Seth Rollins, Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury. For both Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler (I’m leaving John Cena because he’s already established himself), I don’t see how either guy benefits from this and what in the bluest of blue HELLS is Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury doing in a main event other than making themselves and Seth Rollins look like the worst trio to be seen on Raw since The Three Stooges.
One good move since he’s still hurt, was having Daniel Bryan show up and be in charge. It would’ve been a better move to have him just be in charge until he’s healed so his presence can remain in tact. But we don’t get that either because apart from we only saw the guy for mostly an hour and a half of those three painful hours, we hear the infamous and ever annoying chime of the laptop of the Anonymous Raw General Manager complete with the podium and Michael Cole getting on the microphone and reading “an email” from the GM. Funny how WWE seems to forget that they pulled off the reveal that the GM was Hornswoggle just to put that angle out its misery as well ours. Now we’re back to this all over again with everybody asking the question “Why?”
This is the worst that the WWE has ever been. For months and even longer, all we have seen from the WWE has been laziness, predictability, constant recycled storylines and inconsistency all around from their own product. They spend so much time trying to plug their network that they forget that the network is an extension of their product and that their product stinks. WWE spends all their time and energy treating the PPVs, Raw and Smackdown like an infomercial and they don’t even know what they’re selling anymore.
One constant quote I’ve heard is how there’s more people who used to watch pro wrestling than there are people who still do. I don’t know about pro wrestling in general but I know there are probably more people who used to watch WWE than people who still watch it. I can proudly admit to being one of them and after all the garbage they’ve produced to have them go back to one of their biggest failures that is the Anonymous Raw General Manager, I’m not watching and not looking back. I’m no longer rooting for things to get better for the WWE and no longer expecting them to get better. Now I’m to the point where I can say that all I want for the WWE is to crash and burn. I want the WWE to fail more miserably than a Linda McMahon election campaign. WWE looks at themselves like they’re the kings of pro wrestling. It’s about time for those so-called kings to be dethroned.
We all know that The Miz has been in a slump and is nowhere near the level he was at last year when he was the WWE Champion. When he lost the belt, he started to lose matches, knocked out of the title picture and was even forced back into Tag Team action in an already weakened to the point of flatlining tag team division. The closest he got to the title picture was a TLC match featuring himself, Del Rio and champion CM Punk. Then he was back to being on the losing end and getting his ass kicked by R-Truth. Top that off with Survivor Series having an abysmal butyrate and he’s taking the blame for it. Last night’s horrible Monday Night Raw didn’t do him any favors and seemed to make things so much worse.
The Six Pack Challenge, the only watchable match on the entire card last night, had The Miz mess up huge by missing his spot when R-Truth did a somersault dive over the top rope. This lead to Truth hitting the ground hard and the back of his head hitting the ground just as hard to the point he had to be taken out of the match. It couldn’t have gotten worse than a guy being hurt because of him, right? Wrong! There was horrible miscommunication between himself and Chris Jericho when they were squaring off in that same match. The Miz screwed up and fell when he wasn’t supposed to and you pretty much see the exchange of words between him and Jericho which is something we’re not supposed to see, but needless to say that The Miz was making rookie mistakes in the ring. The problem is that this was on live TV and Miz ain’t a rookie anymore. He hasn’t been for sometime and considering the position he was in last year when he was at the top, he should be above doing crap like this.
Now, how much trouble is he in? I don’t hold him responsible for Survivor Series bombing because that PPV was not that great to begin with and when you’ve done so little with R-Truth and Miz as a team and you’re hyping them to go against John Cena and The Rock, the match on paper doesn’t give the two a chance in hell against Rock and Cena and just makes Miz and Truth look like lambs being lead to slaughter. As for what happened on Raw, that was a huge screw-up and Miz is lucky that Truth didn’t get hurt worse than he probably could’ve. As for what happened with Jericho and Miz, Miz should know better than to mess up like that because he’s been in the ring and doing this long enough to avoid mistakes like that and the fact that he was going against a veteran like Chris Jericho shouldn’t have made a difference. Now the big question circulating around the net and most likely in the forums too is whether or not The Miz is finished with some saying things along the lines of “remember what happened with Mr. Kennedy.”
The circumstances there are different because of the fact that I’m pretty sure that before now, Vinny Mac had serious love for Miz and not so much for Kennedy/Anderson. Top that off with Kennedy was injury prone and you can say a lot about The Miz but him being injury prone is not one of them. Miz unfortunately is just the fall guy for the WWE trying to make excuses for the shortcomings of Survivor Series. They’re simply desperate for an excuse to the PPV lacking. You can’t dodge what happened with Truth though. That incident unfortunately is on him and it’s definitely a mark that he doesn’t need considering his character has already been circling mediocrity. He hasn’t been in the title picture and hasn’t held any kind of gold much less the WWE or World Title for sometime and his heel character is pretty much getting stale and to the point where he’s not doing anything we haven’t already seen before. While I don’t think that he’s in trouble to the point of getting a pink slip, he’s definitely in trouble to the point where the guy needs to be a complete boy scout. Top that off with he needs to make sure that the next time he’s in a main event whether it’s on a PPV, Raw or Smackdown, that he doesn’t let incidents like this past Raw happen again, but it could be a while before WWE does that again after this past Monday. The Miz has to be careful from this point on or his next catchphrase can be “I’m the Miz. And I’m….Unemployed.”
That’s right, boys and girls. The PPV buys for Survivor Series sucked. The same Survivor Series where CM Punk won the WWE title form Alberto Del Rio. The same Survivor Series that featured John Cena teaming up with The Rock to take on R-Truth and The Miz. So, who does the WWE blame for the PPV tanking? They blame The Miz for it, forgetting the fact completely that the guy fell from grace since losing the belt to John Cena. Seriously, you push the guy to win Money in the Bank in 2010, beat Randy Orton to win the belt and hold on to the belt through Wrestlemania and the second he loses the belt, he can’t stop losing matches and is even thrown back into the tag team picture in a weak tag team division with R-Truth. So is the Miz really to blame or do you blame WWE Creative for being too stupid or lazy or maybe both to come up with something better for the guy?
I didn’t have a problem with The Miz holding the belt. My only problem with him was that he couldn’t win a match on his own. Given the fact that heels are supposed to cheat to win a lot of the time, but sometimes there is that one crazy little moment where you actually have them win a match on their own somehow. Miz didn’t do that in any of his matches with Randy Orton after winning the belt. If it wasn’t Alex Riley helping him out, it was CM Punk and the Nexus attacking Orton. If you want to say that he beat John Morrison on his own, I say to you that “Like they were going to give Morrison the belt in the first place.” If you want to say he beat Jerry Lawler, I say to you “he beat a semi-retired veteran in his late 50’s to early 60’s, so what?” He couldn’t even beat John Cena on his own because the only reason he beat him at Mania was because of The Rock attacking Cena.
Michael Cole was of course the Miz’s biggest cheerleader, but that didn’t help him whatsoever because honestly, it just made it look like one laughable (to the point of being pathetic) man-crush that Cole had for the Miz. Besides, the Miz is capable of getting heat on his own without having the shrieking monkey at the announcer’s table praising his sexuality questioning love for the Miz. There was reports a while back that Vince McMahon saw the Miz as the future and that he had big plans for him. Does the phrase “big plans” all of a sudden mean “plummet to irrelevancy?” The guy hasn’t taste any kind of gold since losing the WWE title and no matter how many times he says “I’m Awseome,” he keeps losing and losing. So that leaves one last alternative that could send the guy right back up: a face turn.
There’s been so much talk about John Cena turning heel, what about The Miz turning face? Mostly because what can you do with him as a heel that we haven’t already seen from him already. Top that off with there has been little to nothing done to push him back into the title picture with CM Punk. Why not turn him face? The crowd already reacts whenever he does his whole “I’m the Miz…” catchphrase and also when he does his whole “Really? Really? Really” bit which is very similar to Ken Anderson repeating his name twice or whatever the hell The Rock ended up saying on the microphone. Will a face turn help revive The Miz and bring him right back up? It couldn’t possibly do any further damage for him.