It can be said that comparison is the thief of joy and according to The Miz, the wrestling industry is all about originality.
On the Ringer Wrestling podcast, Miz discussed the comparisons between himself and MJF, saying:
“I don’t think he wants to be The Miz, to be honest, I don’t think any superstar, no matter what company you’re in, wants to be the next ‘this person.’ You want to be an original.
There are comparisons. I’ve always been compared to, I was compared to Jericho for a while, I was compared to Ric Flair for a while. I don’t want to be compared. I want to be an originator. You take things. When you’re learning and coming up, you see things that you like out of certain superstars and are like, ‘Oh, I’ll use that, sprinkle of that, sprinkle of this’ as an homage. In a sense, you want to be an original.
I don’t think he wants to be the next Miz, I think he wants to be the first him. Honestly, he’s doing a great job at it. 25 years old. When I was 25 years old, I was still in developmental and Deep South Wrestling and still learning the trade. I wasn’t putting on matches on national television and putting together memorable promos that people talk about. I wasn’t doing that. Applaud to him.”
The Miz is doing media rounds in anticipation of this Saturday, January 26, Royal Rumble where alongside his wife Maryse, will see the ‘It Couple’ taking on the ‘Grit Couple’ of Beth Phoenix and Edge.
You can view a complete list of the announced Royal Rumble men’s and women’s entrants here.
Transcription via Fightful
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