Last week, Rolling Stone released an article naming their wrestler of the year, and surprisingly, they awarded The Miz with the honor.
Rolling Stone's Kenny Herzog stated in his article that The Awesome One is the WWE wrestler of 2017 because he's been the leader of Monday Night Raw throughout the year when the supposedly top guys like Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar haven't been around.
He said: "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."
It's hard to argue against this point, as The Miz has had awesome feuds against John Cena and Roman Reigns throughout the year while also leading Raw as Intercontinental Champion due to the Universal Champion in Brock Lesnar only being a part-timer.
The Miz himself has recently reacted to the news of being awarded the title of WWE Wrestler of the Year by Rolling Stone, taking a shot at Roman Reigns and several other superstars in the company in the process.
He said in a tweet: "U dont become wrestler of the year by wearing ur own merch shirt or tactical vests. U become WOTY by day after day overdelivering on everything you do. When I come back, RAW will be MY show AGAIN! IC is MINE.
"Thx @rollingstone for this honor. Sorry Roman, maybe nxt year Big Dog."
The Miz has wrapped up his filming for the latest Marine movie and he's expected to be back on Monday Night Raw any week now. He could be at Raw next week when the show is at the American Airlines Arena in Miami next week, but that is yet to be confirmed.
The Awesome One is yet to have his rematch for the Intercontinental Championship, so you would think that upon his return to the ring, he will be given his rematch for the title against Roman Reigns, which should be a very entertaining match.