According to Prowrestling.net (and Jeremy, who sent me the direct link to the interview while I was reading the Dot Net post), the Miz was interviewed by some freelancer who will probably never be paid by the Examiner about his reality TV background, his early WWE days, his current run and his thoughts on LeBron James (whose name ideally will get us more hits). Highlights (not including the “reporter” spelling “altar ego” wrong):
When you got the call from the WWE, you started as a host doing interviews. Was that a little disheartening?
I am a person who really loves a challenge. When they told me I was going to be a host, I said, okay, I am going to be the best host in the WWE. I did very well the first few times out but when I hosted the Diva Search, I forgot lines, phone numbers, you know, the important stuff. I allowed myself to fail because that’s when I learned the most.
Coming over from reality television, how were you received in the WWE locker room?
Everyone hated me. It felt like I had to walk on eggshells and everyone was waiting for me to do something wrong. It was a different locker room back then and it wasn’t very fun for me, but I wanted to stick with it.
Now you have some gold around your waist. Have you arrived?
Even right now, I think I am progressing. I honestly feel like the Rock going from the WWE to the movies. He had to make an incredible transition where he’s no longer known as The Rock, but Rock the movie star. Granted, I love the reality stuff I’ve done and had a blast doing it, but I don’t want to be known as that guy, I want to be known as a WWE superstar. I am not at the level I want to be at. I don’t think I have arrived yet. When I arrive, that’s when I am on every WWE poster and every time you turn it on Raw, you just want to see what The Miz is going to do. Winning the U.S. title puts you into a category with the likes of Bret Hart, John Cena, Curt Henning, Eddie Guerrero, Lex Luger, Ricky Steamboat, Dusty Rhodes and Stone Cold Steve Austin. For me to hold that title in the ring and get to say “I’m The Miz and I’m awesome’ in front of millions, it gives you goose bumps.
Oh, and he’s not happy about LeBron James’ decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. Boy, that LeBron James sure is shifty. Gas mask mickie james naked italian flag alyssa milano -LeBron