The Miz was recently interviewed by E! to help promote his new reality show, Miz and Mrs. on the USA Network. During the interview, he had some very harsh words for his longtime rival Daniel Bryan, and covered various topics, such as transitioning to Smackdown Live from Raw, their time in NXT, Bryan’s return and more.
You can see the full clip from the interview below:
On transitioning from Raw to Smackdown Live:
“I was on Monday Night Raw – and nobody realizes this – every time you go from Raw to SmackDown, or SmackDown to Raw it shakes up your career, it shakes up your life,” Miz said. “So, for Daniel Bryan to sit there and say, ‘I would like Miz to come to SmackDown Live’ and ask Paige that – who is our General Manager – and then send me to SmackDown Live and basically ignore me for three months I think is a slap in the face to be completely honest.”
On their time together in NXT:
“We had a show called NXT and Daniel Bryan was my rookie and I was his pro,” Miz said. “And the object was for the pros teach the rookies what it’s like to be a WWE Superstar. As soon as that hit the internet, the internet thought it was absurd, ‘How dare WWE put Daniel Bryan as Miz’s rookie? Daniel Bryan should be the pro.’ Daniel Bryan never stepped foot in a WWE ring! Sure, he was a big fish in a small pond, but this is where the sharks swim. I had been there for four or five plus years and all of a sudden this guy is going to be somebody?”
On Daniel Bryan’s return to WWE being a failure:
“Can you honestly tell me that Daniel Bryan’s return from injury has been amazing, has been incredible, or, has it been a bust?” Miz questioned. “A completely one-hundred percent bust. Everything that I say is the truth and nobody else seems to understand that, they don’t get it. Yeah, let’s root for him, ‘Yes! Yes! Yes!’ was cool four years ago. Evolve! Cause I have.”
[h/t to WrestlingInc for the transcription]
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