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The Miz on not getting the respect he deserves

Former Intercontinental Champion The Miz recently had an interview with the Mirror where he talked about being a first-time parent, his reality show Miz and Mrs and more.

While talking about his reality show roots, the former Champion said that he still doesn’t get the respect he deserves because he was on the reality show:

“I will never get the respect I deserve, because I was on a reality show. Whenever you’re on a reality show, you’re the scum of the earth. You have no talent, you’re a nothing and you deserve nothing. That’s the way I’ve been brought up and how I feel people look at reality [television]. Do I look at it that way? Absolutely not; I thank my lucky stars I was on a show like The Real World on MTV and I thank them for putting me on that show because it gave me the ability to say ‘I can do anything I want with my life.'”

Apart from this the Miz also talked about what he would do if fans do start to respect him and he said that he will find a new drive and new fire if it happens.

As noted before, The Miz will be holding a Miz TV segment at the upcoming episode of SmackDown Live with the recently returned Rey Mysterio being his guest.


  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    To me he’s a modern day Honkey Tonk Man (that’s not an insult), he has his flaws but he makes up for that with massive charisma and believability as a heel.

  • CC

    The thing is though, these days he certainly has the respect of both his peers and the fans.
    Yes there is still a contingent who will rag on him etc, but overall The Miz is one of those guys that people know will always perform.

    I have huge respect for him and how he has made himself into the wrestler he is today.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I say right now the Miz is due to win the Royal Rumble. I mean I think when Smackdown moves to Fox The Miz would be the right guy to hold the WWE title when they make the move. Nothing against anybody else but The Miz as WWE Champion is whats going to draw when they go to Fox.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    I think the problem he faces other than what you already noted was his main event push far too soon, I’m one of those guilty of dumping on him in the main event scene as WWE champion, yet as an IC title guy I think he’s been fantastic

  • CC

    I will say that back in the day nobody respected the Miz for his background in reality TV and the fact that he was not very good when he debuted (let us not forget that awful diva search promo he did ha ha).

    But still saying people do not respect him because of this is doing himself and the fans a huge disservice.
    The guy has proved to be one of the best heels in WWE year in and year out, and is one of the best mic workers out there. His in ring work is good as well.

    I think a lot of fans watching now probably have no idea he was on reality TV before WWE and other people have completely forgotten about it.
    I would actually love for him to have another top tier title run as well. Just never ever turn him face again, as that era was “AWWWWWFUL!!!”