Attend any WWE live event and you can expect to see The Miz receive a dizzying mix of booming cheers and even more thunderous jeers. Some fans love how entertaining the guy is, whereas others just can't stand him. That's the sign of a good character, but Miz's smarts extend beyond his in-ring performances.
Take this year's Survivor Series for example. Heading into the event, The Miz vs. Baron Corbin was one of the most tepid matches on the card. That wouldn't do for Miz. This was Intercontinental Champion vs. United States Champion, and he believed it should have more of a zing to it. That's when the savvy Raw star concocted a plan he was only too happy to share with WWE's creative team.
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10. WWE Want To Top 2002's Global Warning
Back in 2002, WWE visited Australia for the first time since 1986 to run a special one-off event called 'Global Warning'. Now, Pro Wrestling Sheet are reporting the promotion's interest in returning to the land down under for another event in 2018, and this time it'll air on the WWE Network and pay-per-view.
In '02, WWE attracted over 56,000 fans to the huge Colonial Stadium in Melbourne. The 2018 event would blow that out of the water should it happen, because officials are looking at the 100,000 capacity Melbourne Cricket Grounds as a possible venue. That's right, WWE want to pretty much double their fortunes in Australia.
For maximum impact, it'd make sense to see the original Global Warning show pop up on the Network before WWE attempt to top it next year. Why not? Tape of the event is just sitting around the archives doing nothing, and it'd be a cool treat for subscribers to watch. It's not like there are many shows headlined by Brock Lesnar, The Rock and Triple H in a Triple Threat either.
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