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The Miz comments on NXT call-ups and underutilized stars

The Miz

In a recent interview with Complex, The Miz spoke about the upcoming PPV WWE SummerSlam. The Awesome One mentioned how ridiculous it is that he’s not on the poster for the Biggest Party of the Summer, the rise of the B-Team, and his intense feud with Daniel Bryan.

However, the former WWE Champion also took time to discuss upcoming talent and those on the main roster who haven’t gotten the opportunities they deserve.

NXT stars having a difficult transition to the main roster:

I think whenever we see a new superstar come into WWE, it’s like, ‘Oh man, I wanna see more,’ but it takes time to develop into a character. I mean, it took me five years before I actually really started being successful in WWE. Now, everyone wants to come in and say, ‘Well, I was a superstar at NXT, so I should be a superstar here.’ No, just because you were great in one place doesn’t mean you’re going to be the same caliber. You have to be able to adjust, you have to be able to evolve, you have to be able to withstand what it takes to be a WWE Superstar.

Underutilized talent on the main roster:

I sit here still and look at Zack Ryder and think, ‘Wow, they’re really not utilizing all of his talents,’ because he tries very, very hard. He has the talent to become an upper tier talent and sometimes you just gotta wait for your opportunity, and once you have that opportunity don’t let it go. Don’t let it slip through your hands because if it does, you might never get it back.

You can check out the full interview with Complex here. The Miz also spoke about Lebron James, his dream match, and his relationship with his father.

The Miz takes on Daniel Bryan tonight at WWE SummerSlam.


  • Vincent Dale

    Thank you for the quote about Zack Ryder. I enjoyed it so much the first time you posted it, I loved reading it again.