I really, really wanted Miz to be the face when the team split, but Truth has the same kinda goofy-fun appeal for kids as Sheamus. And that's fine. We like Truth. We're glad he's gotten a chance to shine this year. But Miz's shtick is getting a little old, whereas Truth's heel gimmick seems like it could go on for years.
I am not looking forward to happy Little Jimmy shirts.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
The timing of this is interesting. I can't help but wonder if this was part of the reason Awesome Truth were booked to be such losers in the last four weeks? I'd also imagine the E's planning to make it up to Miz at some point.
The number of guys that have gotten popped for wellness violations in the last six months is surprising. More surprising is that one of those guys isn't Mason Ryan.
I also don't think it's a foregone conclusion that Truth's turning face. I'm looking at it more like the Punk/Barrett situation that we got last year. Truth can come back and switch over seamlessly to SmackDown and run wild there or he can simply come back and have a three-way feud with Miz and Cena. Truth's too good a heel act to abandon now.
**January 15, Smackdown Ratings added** From 1Wrestling -This week’s edition of Smackdown did a 3.4 broadcast rating, with a 5 share, according to Nielsen Media Research. The highest rated quarter hour of the show was a 3.