The Miz is a veteran Superstar at this stage in his career, and he is used much differently than he was when first coming into WWE. He is able to look back at all he’s accomplished now, but he still wants more.
While speaking to Busted Open Radio, The Miz stated that he gets aggravated when thinking that he’s not on the poster for WWE events. This is amplified because of the fact that he put so much effort into becoming the best Superstar he could.
“People always ask me that question. I’m a person that wants it all. I want it all and what does all entail? When I am not the WWE champion, I want to be the WWE champion. When I am not on a poster for SmackDown or any PPV, if I’m not the front and center, even if I’m on the poster and I am on the side, that infuriates me. That aggravates me.”
“That motivates me to want to be front and center and being the top dog to where WWE looks at me and goes, this is our guy. I don’t honestly feel like I have been that guy. I’ve always had to work very hard to become that guy, to be that guy. Right now, I don’t feel like I am that guy.”
“So what do I have to do to be that guy? Do I have to get on 45 different shows and show WWE that I can be the main focus of a show. I control ratings. I can put butts in seats. People will pay to see me wrestle. That’s where I’m looking at it and going, alright, what do I have to do to get to that level?”
“Sometimes, it’s a roller coaster. Sometimes you’re up high and sometimes you have to wait and wait. I don’t like to wait. I like to do everything possible to make sure I’m giving the audience exactly what they deserve and that is being an entertainer and being a performer.”
The Miz is still a featured performer on the blue brand, but he’s not in the main event picture. We’ll have to wait and see if a singles run at the top is possible down the line. The A-Lister certainly thinks that he’s put in enough hours to deserve it.
Like is a roller coaster, much like life. Sometimes the low parts must exist to make us appreciate the high points.
Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote