Rolling Stone magazine has named its 2017 Wrestler Of The Year, and it may take some professional wrestling fans by surprise. Rolling Stone has decided to name former WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz as its 2017 Wrestler Of The Year, and that decision is explained in the following excerpt from their article:
“That’s right: The Miz. I don’t care if he’s off shooting The Marine Part XL or on the precipice of paternity leave. It doesn’t matter that he’s not in contention for a world title any time soon, or that he’s left his poor Miztourage of Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel to fend for themselves during his absence. He is still a leader.
“In fact, he’s been the de facto leader of Raw for most of the past several months, stepping up when others were hurt or stuck in storyline limbo, taking his licks against the biggest names in the biz and coming out scathed but frequently hoisting Intercontinental gold above his shoulders. Mike Mizanin and that prestigious belt have become synonymous over his frankly illustrious decade-plus career, itself an improbable manifestation of a publicly documented quest to flower from Midwest na?f to eponymous sports entertainer. ”
You can read the full article from Rolling Stone by clicking this link here.