The Miz recently revealed that his frustrations with WWE caused him to lash out at Daniel Bryan on a segment of Talking Smack.
The Miz has slowly become one of the most underrated talents in the WWE. When he first arrived, he wasn’t given much of a chance to succeed. Not necessarily loved by the rest of the WWE locker room and not respected because he came from a reality television background, The Miz had to scratch and claw his way to respectability.
Over the past few years, not only has he done so, but he’s gathered a ton of respect from the WWE Universe and is one of the most hated, but loved WWE heels in the company. Fans love to boo him, but appreciate the fire and passion he brings to every segment. There was one moment that turned things for The Miz in a positive direction.
That moment was a heated exchange between he and Daniel Bryan on an episode of the now deceased Talking Smack. The Miz unleashed a fury during an interview with the blue brand general manager and from that moment on, people noticed him calling that segment one of the best the show had ever produced.
Produced is the key phrase there. Because the nature of the show was more an unscripted talk show, The Miz got to say what was on his mind. It was a lot. In a recent interview with the WWE, The Miz explained what went into that moment.
“There were a lot of emotions going on here. This wasn’t just to Daniel; this was like, to everyone. I unleashed a lot because Creative had nothing for me that day, and I went, ‘What?’ They were like ‘Yeah, you’re not on the show tonight.’ What do you mean I’m not on the show?”
He explained how upset he was that the Intercontinental Championship was not going to be showcased while the company was introducing a host of new belts. He felt the WWE was undervaluing a title that had a huge history so he said, “‘Put me on Talking Smack tonight, I’m going to unleash havoc on everything and everyone.”
That is exactly what The Miz did and today, while not the Intercontinental Champion, he’s a hugely valued part of Raw each Monday.
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