Thanks to WrestleHeat.com site contributor Mat Thompson for sending in the following in to us:
I was looking at the stats for The Miz and the WWE Championship tonight thinking he has held the title for a good amount of time. A lot of people keep saying he is a filler champion until something better comes along, but when you look at the last 10 years of the championship, only a handful of men have held the championship longer than his current title reign.
As of today (April 29, 2011, The Miz has held the WWE Championship for a total of 158 days. Only three other wrestlers have gone past the 150 day mark with the championship. They are the following: JBL – 6/27/04 to 4/3/05 – Total 280 days; John Cena – 4/3/05 to 1/8/06 – Total 280 days; Triple H – 4/27/08 – 11/24/08 – Total 212 days; The Miz – 11/23/10 – current – Total 158.
He may not be the most popular champion in WWE history, but as a first time WWE Champion the WWE sure has put a lot of stock in him by giving him a run that has only been bested by three top superstars in the last ten years. Not bad for a guy who didn’t even win Tough Enough.