|By Joe Walker | January 25, 2013 | Comments|
The reality-show-to-wrestling story of Mike Mizanin has been told countless times, recounting it again is unnecessary oversaturation. What is worthy of mention is how drenched in talent Miz became. While not the most technical or physically imposing among his elite wrestling peers, the Ohio-native made key improvements to grow from lower-rung wannabe to good quality in-ring performer with impeccable microphone skills.
What if he wins the Royal Rumble Match?
Running his mouth helped The Miz compile an extensive list of enemies, many title contenders and holders. Should Mizanin outlast every other competitor, the championship he chooses to compete for will be much harder to determine than whose skin he'll get under.
He has well-documented 'Mania main event history with Cena and The Rock; should CM Punk retain though, their recent war of words could make the WWE title a target for a victorious Miz. Better opponents may be Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton, or Big Show for the World Heavyweight strap.
Past Royal Rumble Winners: Jim Duggan (1988), Big John Studd ('89), Hulk Hogan ('90, '91), Ric Flair ('92), Yokozuna ('93), Bret Hart/Lex Luger ('94), Shawn Michaels ('95, '96), Steve Austin ('97, '98), Mr. McMahon ('99), The Rock (2000), Steve Austin ('01), Triple H ('02), Brock Lesnar ('03), Chris Benoit ('04), Batista ('05), Rey Mysterio ('06), The Undertaker ('07), John Cena ('08), Randy Orton ('09), Edge ('10), Alberto Del Rio ('11), Sheamus ('12)
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