Miz Talks About Meeting Miz Girl, Being WWE Champion & More

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WWE Champion The Miz was interviewed by IGN.com this week to hype Saturday’s Tribute To The Troops special on NBC. Here are some highlights of what Miz said about:

What It’s Been Like Since Winning The WWE Championship & The Mainstream Media Attention He’s Received From The Accomplishment:

“I don’t think anyone expected it. I certainly didn’t expect it at all. Usually, when titles change there isn’t that much media, so I wasn’t expecting anything. But as soon as I got home, suddenly 50 people that I didn’t realize I knew, and didn’t know had my number, and didn’t know watched WWE, texted and called me. I had voice mails for days. And then all the outlets. Like MTV.com got a hold of it. They didn’t even say anything when I got signed to WWE. US Weekly, who never covers WWE, covered us.”

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“TMZ asked me to host their show. I’m going on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. It just makes me so happy because that’s the goal that I want. I want people that normally don’t talk to us and normally don’t say anything to us to come in and say “You know, this kid has something. We want to talk to him. And he’s got a good story so we want to learn more.” And it legit is. It’s a real life story. It’s like a movie and I’m living it. It’s like a dream come true.”

How Much He’s Evolved As A Performer Since Coming To WWE:

“I am ever evolving. If you look at me today and you look back at me when I was 20 on The Real World, nine years ago, I was a completely different person. I am very different from who I was back then. I’ve lived and I’ve learned. As far as being on The Real World, I had so much fun doing it. How many times in your life do you get to live in a house with seven strangers you’ve never met. Oh, and you’re someone who also has never been outside of Ohio and you get to move to a melting pot like New York City and get overwhelmed by how big it all is. You just learn a lot by meeting different people who come from various backgrounds and cultures. I had never been exposed to that. It just made me want to absorb more and want more. So after I got done with The Real World I had to move to LA because I didn’t want to be in Cleveland anymore. Because Cleveland is small. I don’t want to say it’s all small-minded, but where I lived it was very much like that. You go to high school and then you go to college and then you have a family and there was this one way of doing things. I wanted more out of life, so I moved to LA and started my wrestling school. My parents did not want me to do it.”

What Was It Like Meeting “Miz Girl” Cayley On Monday’s Slammy RAW:

“[Laughs] Yes yes. The angry Miz girl! Aw, man that was arguably one of my favorite moments. That little girl literally made my WWE Championship win. When I got backstage, the only thing anyone could talk about was that little girl’s scowling face, being so mad at me. And as soon as I saw it I thought “that’s the exact fan reaction I wanted out of the crowd.” And sometimes you don’t get that. Sometimes fans see the camera and go “Oh, hey. I’m on camera.” She didn’t see it. You could see the passion that she had for Randy Orton and how mad she was that he lost. It made my day. I guess the dad actually called, because the next week, in my address, I talked about the fan reaction being one of shock and anger and I showed her picture again. So her dad called up and said that she was more than willing to come back if we ever needed her. So, of course, being WWE like we are, we totally leapt at he opportunity and took the reins.”

“And just going out there and getting on one knee…I mean, how do you talk to a little girl and then take something from a kid? You have to be so nice to them so that they trust you, and then you take it from them. And then they get really really mad. It was so great. And backstage, she was the shyest little girl. It was so cute to see her back there and everyone told me that when Randy came up to her she gave him a big hug and she was so shy and nervous that she couldn’t talk. And then to watch her go out there and start thanking her dad and her mom and her family. And then me, being the big bully that I am, taking the Slammy away from her. [laughs]”

Visit IGN.com to read their entire interview with WWE Champion The Miz.