I like it. I like it alot. Regardless of if it was a kayfabe firing or a legit firing, WWE handled this awesomely. They've been pulling out some excellent surprises lately, so they get a thumbs up from me for the recent storylines.
I like the idea of him getting the US Championship. Don't get me wrong, I would hate to see The Miz not have the title. But if he's going to get the WWE strap like everyone is expecting, him having the US one as well makes very little sense. There really isn't anyone else who makes sense to take it from Miz either, aside from Daniel Bryan. R-Truth? Borrrinnngg. Daniel Bryan and The Miz have an awesome feud already set up from NXT, and it definitely makes sense for him to take the US strap from Miz right before Miz wins the WWE title.