Daniel Bryan and the Miz have had an amazing rivalry over the past eight years, with the Miz’s jealousy over his NXT rookie’s skill and popularity completely revitalizing and morphing his character into the Miz we love to hate today.
While the two had a solid feud before Bryan’s retirement, with the GOAT earning his first championship from the Miz, it wasn’t until after his early retirement that their feud moved to the next level. During an episode of Talking Smack, Daniel Bryan revealed that he thought that the Miz wrestled like a coward. Miz didn’t take too kindly to those words and cut a scathing promo on the former Smackdown Live GM that earned the Miz a lot of respect.
With Daniel Bryan being cleared for in-ring competition and the former Intercontinental Championship rejoining the Smackdown Live roster thanks to the Superstar Shakeup this year, fans have been eagerly anticipating the day where the leader of the Yes Movement finally gets his hands on his rival.
While overseas for the recent UK tour, Daniel Bryan spoke with Gorilla Position on a handful of topics but gave an interesting answer to a question regarding his rivalry with the Miz.
Would you want to face The Miz at WrestleMania 35?
I’m definitely up for it. My question – you ask me that question, I will answer it with a question. Do you trust WWE with telling that story from now until WrestleMania 35? [laughs] Like, what in the last several years has shown to you that something like that is possible?
I think that would be awesome. I think it would be something that the fans would be excited to see. Whether we can prolong…people want to see me punch Miz in the face…I want to punch Miz in the face, whether we can prolong that on television for that period of time, I don’t know.
Bryan also said that the reason that their feud and their chemistry feels so real is that they’re so different.
You can watch Bryan discuss the Miz, his family and his feud with Big Cass in the video below. His comments on the Miz begin at the 16-minute mark.
WWE has done a good job keeping Bryan away from the Miz. While the two were involved in a gauntlet match a few weeks ago, Bryan never got to touch the A-Lister as the Bludgeon Brothers eviscerated him before the Miz could come out, allowing him to pick up the pieces.
How much longer do you think Smackdown Live can hold out before Bryan punches Miz in the face?