Over the past few years, The Miz has been the secret (and at times not-so-secret) MVP of WWE. Whether it’s burning Daniel Bryan alive with one of the best promos in recent history, or creating some of the best pure comedy in years, or just having terrific matches, Miz can do it all. Just ask him.
He’s had a rough couple of weeks though, and it’s not just because he was asked to judge some truly embarrassing wrestling gimmicks on MTV. On Sunday night, he lost to Baron Corbin at Survivor Series in a Champion vs. Champion match, and then on Monday, he came up on the losing end again, this time dropping his Intercontinental Championship to Roman Reigns and allowing the Big Dog to complete his Grand Slam.
If that weren’t enough, poor Mike Mizanin got triple-powerbombed through a table after Raw went off the air. After it went off the air!
Well, as it turns out, there is a reason for all of these Ls Miz has been taking of late. PWInsider is reporting that Miz will be taking time off from WWE, effective immediately, and his lost title and table-based humiliation and injury is him getting written off television for the time being.
Miz is taking time off to film another installment of The Marine franchise, which would the fourth turn for Miz as the lead in the film series. The timing works out pretty well for Miz to take some extended time off, what with Maryse being off television during her pregnancy. Although … yeah, go ahead and pray for the Miztourage of Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel, who might just begin floating in the ether and waiting for Miz to make it back.
Best of luck to all!