The Miz was injured during his zombie-filled match against Damian Priest, but he didn’t leave television. The A-Lister remained on WWE programming, wheeling around with Drip Sticks to accompany John Morrison’s shenanigans. There is a reason why The Miz didn’t leave WWE television through that torn MCL injury, because he came up with a really good idea of how to stay involved.
While speaking to Off The Vine, The Miz revealed how he was able to come up with a way to stay on WWE television throughout his injury. That was his first major injury and he didn’t want it to kill his act with Morrison.
“My first major injury was about twelve weeks ago when I tore my MCL. I didn’t have surgery. It was partially torn, but I had to sit out. It was the first time I had to actually take time off, but I didn’t. The doctor was like, ‘you can still be on the program, you can’t do much, you can have crutches or a wheelchair.’ I was like, ‘I will take a wheelchair and John [Morrison], my tag team partner will roll me around in it. I don’t want to have to do anything. Honestly, it created for great content. The way I work with WWE is, whenever an obstacle happens where something is challenging, like tearing an MCL, which was not planned and I didn’t know it was going to happen, I have to make the best of it because I love to work and I love what I do. I said, ‘Okay, I want to be there every week and make something entertaining and captivating for the audience.’ I got in a wheelchair and everyone thought I was faking the injury because I stood up one day out on nowhere and everyone was like, ‘Oh, he was faking it the whole time.’ No, it was real, I just made you believe it.”
The Miz is on Dancing with the Stars now, so he will likely miss the 2021 WWE Draft. That won’t stop the company from placing the A-Lister on whichever brand they want to. We’ll have to see whether Miz is team blue or red after the draft, but his allegiance to WWE is just as strong as ever.
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Thanks to Fightful for the quote