Stars in Progress: John Cena Down, Matt Morgan, Miz/Rhodes

Adam Gorzelsky

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the mizMiz/Cody Rhodes – One Step Up

I love the idea of putting these two together in a program, mostly because I see them in the exact same position as one another. Both men are capable of more, but for one reason or another, Creative has their foot directly on each man's head pressing firmly toward the Devil.

Let me quickly add that, even though I see both in the same spot currently, I view their potentials much differently. The top of the mid-card is as good as it gets for Cody, for me. (Sorry, Isenberg.) Miz has been and can be again a world champion.

BOTH men deserve better than what they've received recently. Even winning the IC title has felt more like a demotion for each than the positive accomplishment it should be.

I'm not sure the long-term plan for these two working together, or if there even is one, but I'm definitely interested. Either way, it's got to be better than losing to John Cena a week after you win the title.

Or working a serious program with Sin Cara.

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