Last night, The Miz won the WWE Championship for the second time in his career. A day later many people have theorized that he will be dropping the title in quick fashion, possibly to Bobby Lashley.
The Miz doesn’t think this is going to happen, however. In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, he said he does not plan on being a transitional champion. Here is the quote:
“I do not plan on being a transitional champion. That idea only fuels my fire, and hearing it is nothing new. It makes me think back to when I cashed in the Money in the Bank contract and won the belt in 2010. People thought I would lose, but I didn’t. Instead, I won the WWE championship. When I won, I heard I was only going to be a transitional champion, but I went on to main-event WrestleMania and I won, as a bad guy, in the main event, which never happens. Ten years later, I heard the same thing: I’d never win the title. So this is another opportunity for me to prove people wrong, which is what I plan on doing.”
The Miz won the WWE Championship for the first time in November 2010. He held the title until Extreme Rules 2011 when he lost it to John Cena.