Even though some fans might believe that at his height Miz could've and should've been a top challenger for the WWE or Universal Championship. I do agree he should've challenged for the title and would've given Kofi Kingston a more interesting feud for Kofi then he had with Dolph or Kevin Owens. However, I think at this point the WWE isn't willing to get behind The Miz in that way again even though he has become a household name due to Total Divas and Miz & Mrs. It is possible that, because of the filming of the show they do believe in The Miz and know that he is a reliable in ring competitor.
I didn't mind the feud earlier this year between Miz and Shane McMahon, but I feel like Miz hasn't had a direction since the end of the feud. Until now that is a few weeks ago it seemed like a feud has kicked off between Miz and Shinsuke Nakamura. Side note it is alarming that WWE can go weeks or months without having a long term direction for the Intercontinental or United States Champion. In my opinion, someone shouldn't be given the opportunity to become champion if WWE doesn't have a plan for him following the title victory.
At this point, Miz is one victory away from tying Chris Jericho for the most reigns ever as Intercontinental Champion. Every reign Miz has had in recent years has done so much to reset to prestige of the Intercontinental title for them to just losing all the meaning & importance that Miz had established for the title. I am confident that Miz and Nakamura could have go match together, but if they will have chemistry is always the question. As of this writing Nakamura has held the championship for 52 days and I could see them look to crown a new champion next week at Clash of Champions especially with the full draft coming in October.
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