The Miz Cashes In Money in the Bank and Becomes New WWE Champion
Filed under: Pro Wrestling
He’s The Miz, and he’s awesome. He’s also the brand new WWE Champion.
On a night when John Cena said some form of goodbye to the WWE Universe, Cleveland’s own Mike Mizanin, a reality star turned wrestling hopeful who has spent the last seven years molding himself into the closest thing we’ve got left to Chris Jericho, cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase and defeated Randy Orton by countering the RKO into a Skullcrushing Finale to win championship gold.
It was a move many expected would happen at Survivor Series. John Cena had found himself under a “free or fired” stipulation that would either result in Wade Barrett as WWE Champion or Cena on the unemployment line. The show ended with Cena counting the three for Orton, exchanging a hug with his longtime rival, and saying goodbye to the crowd.
Raw continued that theme, with Cena giving a long speech to the WWE Universe, thanking them for their equal parts support and vitriol. The main event of the night was set to be a championship rematch of the Survivor Series contest, but Barrett’s Nexus team attacked Orton before the match, injuring his knee. Orton battled through the pain, but Barrett was able to hit his finisher, Wasteland, and had the match in the palm of his hand.
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