The Miz recently shared valuable advice for younger talent on how to make the most of their time on television, even when not involved in main event storylines.
During an appearance on Busted Open Radio, The Miz emphasized the importance of capitalizing on every opportunity, even if it’s just a one-minute segment on shows like Monday Night RAW or Friday Night SmackDown. He urged aspiring superstars to make their moments memorable and worthy of discussion, regardless of the amount of time they are given.
The Miz acknowledged that one minute might not seem like enough time, but he encouraged wrestlers to figure it out and connect with the audience. He emphasized that this mindset and ability to leave an impression can lead to more significant opportunities and eventually main event storylines.
“Sometimes you’re not going to have the main event storyline, and it’s your job as a WWE Superstar that if you get one minute on Monday Night RAW, Friday Night SmackDown, you better make it a meme-worthy talked about worthy minute, and I tell this to all the younger guys who are like, ‘Yeah, but my storyline isn’t here. I don’t have a storyline.’ Yeah, but do you have time on the show?
“If you have time on the show, you have the ability to connect with an audience, and it sucks because one minute sometimes isn’t enough time, but you have to figure it out. You have to, or you’re not going to make it as a main event. And by the way, once you start doing those one minutes, where you start making meme-worthy, talk about worthy, then it comes two minutes, then it becomes three minutes, then you get that main event storyline.”
Reflecting on his own career, The Miz admitted that he initially struggled to maintain his position after losing the WWE Championship. However, he eventually found a formula that allowed him to stay at a high level even when not involved in the main event. He stressed the importance of continually building relevance and inserting oneself into storylines that matter.
“And guess what? Then when that main event storyline goes away, you’re still able to keep yourself at that level. And that’s what I’ve been able to do. I didn’t do that the first time I had the WWE Championship 12 years ago; when I had the WWE Championship, I had the main event caliber. I was in every main event.
“But once I lost that title, I lost that main event storyline; I couldn’t figure out how to get myself back into it. Until I would say maybe five years later, and that’s when something clicked in me, and I was like, this is how I do it. This is how I build myself whenever I’m not in the main event caliber stuff. This is how I insert myself into something that is relevant that means something.”
In addition to discussing maintaining relevance, The Miz also shared insights into his plans for slowing down his in-ring schedule, signaling his dedication to the business and his desire to continue making an impact in WWE.
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