I’ll admit. I don’t particularly care for The Miz, but when I heard that number-5-thrown out the other day, it made me pause. To put this into perspective, that is more than halfway toward the record number of reigns-that would be Chris Jericho, at nine. Now, for the moment, I don’t consider Miz a threat to tie or eclipse that mark, but it astounds me that he’s even in the same zip code as that record. So it got me thinking: how will Miz be remembered, in terms of historic significance? Would I live to see the day that Mike Mizanin, former MTV reality star, gets a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame?
Well, as long as I live a while, I have to say…probably. Scary, right?
But let’s face facts. There is not a title belt in WWE that Miz has not held. He’s held various belts a bunch of times. He’s done it as a singles talent and as a tag team wrestler. On the basis of just the titles he’s won, there’s no doubt he will be a Hall of Famer one day. I’m not crazy enough to put him as a headliner-I don’t think he’s there, and I don’t know if he ever gets there, considering he is 35. But he’s definitely going in, unless he pulls a Snuka or Hogan.
I don’t think he’s at a point yet, where we would entertain him in the discussions about “Greatest Intercontinental Champions ever”. He’d need a couple more reigns, or a really long reign, or a lot of days in total, to force himself into that argument. Guys like Jericho, Morales and Honky Tonk Man are at the top of that list, and for good reason. But if Miz keeps things up? I think in a couple years, he’s going to push to be in that conversation.
So, WNZ readers, what do you think about The Miz, and his historical ranking?