We are at the end of this year, as usual, articles, and publications start to come out with the best and worst of the year. In this case, WWE’s superstar The Miz has been named wrestler of the year by Rolling Stone magazine. Mizanin joins the list of Dolph Ziggler (2014) or Kevin Owens (2015). The reasons why The Miz has been chosen, according to Kenny Herzog for Rolling Stone:
“That’s it: The Miz. I do not care if he’s shooting The Marine umpteenth part or if he’s on the verge of parental leave. It does not matter that he is not in a fight for a world title, in the short term, or that he has left poor Miztourage (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel) to try to fend for himself during his absence. He is still a leader. In fact, he has been the de facto leader on Raw for most of the past few months, intensifying when others were injured or trapped in the limbo of his plots; confronting the most important business names but often raising intercontinental gold on their shoulders. Mike Mizanin and that belt have become synonymous with prestige his illustrious career for more than a decade. […] But something started to change the moment he criticized Daniel Bryan in that episode of Talking Smack in August. The spectators and, apparently, the producers and writers of the WWE, recalled that the veteran of 35, had much more to give and try. He ended 2016 losing with Dolph Ziggler and, by then, animated by on-screen chemistry between him and his real-life wife, Maryse, the wheels set in motion one last race to the top of the card. ”
Herzog adds that part of the blame for having been chosen, he has for the two stories in which co-was protagonist: his mixed combat in pairs against John Cena in the last edition of WrestleMania (in which they were involved Maryse and Nikki Bella) and, the most recent story, her involvement in the return of The Shield, along with the creation of Miztourage and resurrecting the careers of Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel, in what Herzog calls “an update of J & J Security.”
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