WWE United States & Unified tag champion The Miz has posted a message on his WWE Universe page (link) responding to critics who say he’s not qualified to mentor Daniel Bryan (formerly Bryan Danielson) on the new WWE NXT show. Bryan is an accomplished wrestler who has had great matches for many years all over the world.
The Miz wrote, “Itâ€™s come to my knowledge that some members of the WWE Universe think they know everything about WWE and what it takes to be a WWE Superstar. They think that if a guy does well in the independent minor leagues, then all of a sudden he should be in the WWE. They think that if a guy can main event in front of a hundred people at a bingo hall, then heâ€™s ready to main event at WrestleMania. Just because fans on the Internet say youâ€™re ready doesnâ€™t mean you really are.”
Bryan is a great in-ring worker, but the Miz says he’ll go nowhere without learning how to be a star – a quality he’s been honing for years. “My job is to make Daniel Bryan a star in the WWE,” Miz said. “Letâ€™s face it, if you look at a picture of him right now, do you think STAR? No, Daniel Bryan looks like my accountant â€¦ ordinary and bland.”
He continued, Maybe if he had The Mizâ€™s charisma and look, he would have been in the WWE by now. Donâ€™t hate on me because it didnâ€™t take me a decade to get a WWE contract and go down in WWE history to be the first Superstar to win the United States Title and Unified Tag Team Titles.”
Miz give Bryan some credit by saying he “has all the talent in the world,” but said Bryan has a long road ahead and it will be the Miz’ job to unlock his true potential.