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The Miz And His Awesome Shoot On Daniel Bryan



The Miz cut arguably the best promo shoot of 2016 on the latest episode of Talking Smack. The Miz and Daniel Bryan have a long storied rivalry going back to when the Miz was his mentor on the original NXT programming. The argument began when Bryan criticized the Miz’s in-ring skills.

“There’s no gentle way to say it. To me you wrestle like a coward,” Bryan told the Miz on WWE Network’s “Talking Smack,” which aired live, directly after “Smackdown.” “You wrestle like someone who’s afraid to get hit.”

What I got from Daniel’s comment wasn’t just a shot at the Miz,but also the entire direction of the WWE. The Miz, whose real name is Mike Mizanin, turned red with anger and interrupted Bryan. Daniel Bryan’s own passion helped make the segment more engaging, as did Renee Young’s brilliantly uncomfortable facial expressions.

It was bubbling pot of fury that exploded due to years of frustration. The Miz ended the broadcast visibly rattled out of rage, a rare burst of intensity from the cool, calm, and contemptuous Marine star.

“Let’s talk about cowards for one second,” he said. “The reason I wrestle the way I wrestle is because I can do it day-in and day-out all the time for 10-plus years. I have never in my career — ever — been injured. I don’t get injured for six months to a year. I am here each and every week, but you sit there and call me a coward?”

The Miseducation Of The Miz

First of ,shoot or not, you never call a grown man a coward and soft in front of his real life wife. Give the Miz his respect. He is what the average wrestling fan wish they were. Miz started out on the MTV’s Real World. After the Real World, Miz paid for wrestling school out of his own pocket. Even in wrestling school, the Miz was taken seriously. The Miz attended UPW Academy. Same school the likes of John Cena, Samoa Joe and Sasha Banks attended.

For the last decade, The Miz has by all means delivered, and to be called a coward attacks not only just his pride and ego, but demeans the work that he’s done and the legacy that he’s established. At the beginning of his career, he paid for lessons out of his own pocket and attended the same UPW academy as wrestling superstars John Cena and Samoa Joe—but upon his arrival he was still heavily criticized for his reality show background.

The Miz wasn’t respected in the locker room then and I’m sure he still feels the same way now. Glad to see WWE let him shoot from the heart instead of a heavily scripted material. The Miz was already an established television star without the help of the WWE. The Miz survived all the hazing and slander and has established himself as a great company man. Only John Cena does more for the company outside the ring than him. This moment may finally give him the respect he deserves, and shows that while he may not be a priority in this New Era, he’s still must-see.

Talking Smack Will Become Must See WWE Network Content

The internet is talking about a post show and that’s in thanks to the Miz. Work or shoot , nobody really cares but you have to agree it’s a success for the WWE. Talking Smack, a WWE Network exclusive program, launched at the start of August and offers exclusive interviews and analysis following new episodes of Smackdown Live every Tuesday. After this last episode, folks will be more inclined to turn in more regularly for now on.


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