The Miz recently spoke with the folks at Complex about becoming a father, nearly breaking a WWE Intercontinental Championship record, his infamous “Talking Smack” promo with Daniel Bryan and more. Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On his daughter Monroe Sky Mizanin and how Maryse and he are handling the parent life: “My wife and I make an awesome tag team. I see this loving, maternal side of her when she’s taking care of Monroe Sky, and I’m in awe… [Fatherhood] affects every part of [my] life. I’m changing diapers. I’m feeding her. I’m putting her to sleep. I’m being a full-time dad.”
On being just 20 days away from Pedro Morales’ record reign as WWE Intercontinental Champion prior to losing the belt at WrestleMania: “My favorite wrestler growing up was The Ultimate Warrior. I used to run around with the tassels on my arms. And he held the Intercontinental title, and so did wrestlers like Shawn Michaels and Ravishing Rick Rude. I want the Intercontinental title to be seen as more than just a mid-card belt. The Intercontinental Champion used to be seen as a threat to the WWE Champion. My goal is to return the Intercontinental Championship to that level of importance.”
On the backstage reaction to his “Talking Smack” promo on Daniel Bryan: “People backstage were packing their bags and leaving, and suddenly, everyone just stopped. I only remember parts of that moment afterwards, because I was so angry. But I was just pacing. I didn’t know what to do with myself.”
Check out the complete interview with The Miz at Complex.com.
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