I had to give this one to The Miz. I can definitely see a case made for Daniel Bryan as well, but this has just simply been The Miz's year. In early October 2009, The Miz won the United States Championship and held it for the rest of 2009 and for most of 2010. Along the way, he simultaneously becomes one half of the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions. Before eventually dropping the United States Championship to Daniel Bryan at Night of Champions, The Miz wins the Raw MITB match at the first MITB ppv; all but guaranteeing he'll be a World Champion. Then, about a month ago, Miz cashes in the briefcase and defeats Randy Orton live on Raw for the WWE Championship. The first time the WWE Championship has changed hands on free television in roughly 4.5 years. While Michael Cole & The Miz both say that he's "the most must see WWE Champion in history", there's at least a little truth to it. The Miz has gotten tons of attention from the mainstream media since becoming champ, which brings positive attention to the WWE. Whether people hate The Miz or love him, droves are more interested in the WWE Championship picture now than there has been in a long time. It's just been The Miz's year.