Last night on Monday Night Raw The Miz cashed in his Money In The Bank Briefcase against a weakened Randy Orton. Orton was attacked by Nexus before his match with Wade Barrett. Orton was still able to defeat Barrett with the help of John Cena. However, I don’t think Orton or Cena was prepared for what was about to happen. The Miz came out to cash in his briefcase and successfully defeated Orton, making The Miz the new WWE Champion. Since The Miz has been crowned WWE Champion the only question that remains is how long will the Era of Awesome last?
I don’t think the Era of Awesome will last past Elimination Chamber in February. It could be over next week if Orton decides he wants his rematch, but I think The Miz will be able to hold on a bit longer. The Miz has Alex Riley at his side who can fill in for him when he has another “Anxiety Attack”. I think that will help The Miz make it to the PPV where he will be forced to defend the WWE Championship. The next PPV is Table, Ladders, and Chairs (TLC). The Miz, with the help of Alex Riley, should be able to defeat his opponent depending on what kind of match it is. He should also be able to steal a victory at the Royal Rumble, but once the Elimination Chamber comes around there is going to be trouble for The Miz. Inside the chamber he will not be able to get any help from Riley and the chances of outlasting 5 other superstars are slim. That is why I think The Miz will remain WWE Champion until the Elimination Chamber.