It almost definitely has to be a work. Miz has garnered a significant amount of fan support over his Talking Smack invasion, with many people saying that he was right to wrestle safely so he could have a prolonged career. While it’s true that he’s had a safe career (mostly), at the same time I have trouble remembering a single “great” match he’s had. He’s had good feuds with Bryan and Morrison, but I can’t remember a time his “safe” style really had me hooked in a match. I realize that saying this advocates wrestlers breaking their bodies in order to have good matches, but people are turning on Bryan and I’ve got to say something in his defense!