During the recent WWE 24 episode focused on Raw 25, The Miz recalled the fans cheering him after he captured the Intercontinental Championship by defeating Roman Reigns.
Miz first explained what he felt like to win his eighth Intercontinental Championship:
“I remember pinning him 1-2-3, And just everything becomes warm, and you get this sensation that you kind of feel your eyes water, and you’re saying, ‘oh my God, don’t cry, don’t cry.’ To hold the Intercontinental title for the eighth time, there’s no feeling like that.”
The crowd gave The Miz a positive reaction, with a chorus of cheers as opposed to the boos he usually receives through his heel character. He talks about this:
“Normally when I win a title, it’s a ‘boo’. This time was kind of a cheer. I don’t know. Maybe for the first time, I got respect. Maybe. I got to have my celebration at the Manhattan Center. The fans actually reacted to me as if I was a good guy and it was awesome.”
The Miz believes he has made it, as he has been accepted by the hardcore audience:
“I thought maybe I had the respect at Barclays [Center], but at Manhattan Center, these are the hardcore fans. For those hardcore fans to chant ‘thank you, Miz’, I’ve won the respect of the WWE Universe. I got more texts today than when I won the WWE Championship.”
With H/T to William Windsor of WrestlingInc for the transcription.
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