Post by seamonsters on Dec 31, 2008 13:22:24 GMT -5
I knew he would get over.
Over to a Matt Striker/Simon Dean level (ie get the reactions, without the plaudits), but over nonetheless.
The E always wanted someone from Tough Enough to to get over, and with only him and Johnny Nitro left, I figured they'd ram him down our throats, (and I think they tried to initially, but he screwed up too much on the mic when he was Diva Search host) instead they did something very, very different. He talked like a face, acted like a face, got a catchphrase over with a small number of fans ("Hoo-rah!"), but only wrestled faces. Why would they do that?
He's got over a lot more that I thought, and it was really smart booking. Miz had become a great talker who needed to improve in the ring, and Morrison was a great worker who needed a talker. And in the last year or so, they've helped each other. Morrison is a much more entertaining talker, and the Miz has improved in the ring more in the last year, than I've ever seen anyone improve. Now that, I never, ever expected.