WWE superstar The Miz spoke for Out of Character with Ryan Satin. He had something to say after a comment from AJ Styles that he (The Miz) is the greatest heel. “It’s an honor, honestly,” Miz said, as quoted by wrestlinginc.
“Ever since the first time AJ stepped foot in WWE, I was like his first competitor, like the first person to go up against him. Sometimes you can feel it, you just know. Everyone can be like, ‘well, it’s AJ Styles,’ but that doesn’t always happen when people come from outside of WWE into WWE.
It takes a lot of hard work, and dedication, and a special person and superstar. As soon as I got in the ring with AJ, I was like, he’s going to be something in WWE, he’s going to be one of the biggest stars out there.
You could feel the energy, you could feel the passion, the electricity that surrounds him, and the aura. You just know and I knew right away.
The Miz on new talents
The Miz also talked about new talents, and what they need to know when they come to the WWE.
"You can bring any athlete in here and you can teach someone the moves. If they have the passion for, and the character, is honestly the hardest to find because a lot of times it’s like, who are you?” The Miz said.
“I’ll go down to NXT and the first question is, ‘Who are you? Give me a one-sentence on who you are.’ The first thing shouldn’t be ‘ugh…’ The first thing should be, ‘I am this person, I am this, this, this, and this.
And here’s why I’m going to make it to WWE, and here’s why I’m going to do this and this.’ “These are the reasons and motivations as to who you are as a character. A lot of times, you’ll go to a developmental territory or someone will ask advice and I’ll go, ‘oh, you’re a wrestler? What’s your character?’ ‘Ugh, I don’t know, I’m kind of this guy…’ No, you shouldn’t be ‘kind of’.
If you want to be a WWE superstar, you need to know exactly who you are going in there because guess what? When you get here, they’re probably going to change you, but they know you can find something into it and they’ll give you something else and say try this”.