The Miz discusses his high-profile match with John Cena

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The Miz discusses his high-profile match with John Cena

The Miz is now recognized as one of WWE's top athletes, thanks to his skills in the ring coupled with an out of the ordinary talent when it comes to speaking into the microphone. A recent documentary made by the Stamford-based company detailed the path that led Miz to the top of this business.

The two-time WWE champion especially remembered his first high-profile fight, namely the one against John Cena in the pay-per-view 'The Bash' twelve years ago. In June 2009, the leader of the 'Cenation' literally wiped out his rival in one of the most one-sided matches in the modern era.

In the two-year time frame, Miz would make his way to the WrestleMania (27) main event, where he took revenge on Cena by retaining his WWE Championship.

The Miz on first high-profile match

“For about eight weeks, I remember taking on John Cena almost every single night and hoping to be able to beat him sooner or later.

Over time, I realized that he was always the winner. This story went on for a couple of months until we met in PPV The Bash if I remember correctly. John literally destroyed me in that circumstance, I didn't even get in the ring in some ways.

I walked backstage and thought I would never forget such a defeat. I thought I was by now condemned to a mediocre career after the show that the fans had seen," explained The Miz in the podcast 'Out of Character' to Ryan Satin's microphones.

Wrestling legend Arn Anderson, who worked with WWE from 2001 to 2019, harshly criticized that match. “His phrases came to his ears and I must say that I was very upset. It was just a step in my career, it didn't mean that I could no longer attract the public to my side.

It would take a little more balance in the judgments." Speaking on Ryan Satin’s Out of Character podcast, The Miz said his tag team partner is ready to be a main-event star right now. However, he thinks it is important to wait for the right moment before moving the 41-year-old to the next level: "It’s about timing and finding that right timing," The Miz said.

"Some people are like, ‘Well, he’s only doing this, he’s only doing that.’ Let me tell you something. John Morrison will be in the main-event scene, I guarantee it. He has the talent, the mic skills, the in-ring skills, the character.

He has everything it takes to be a main-event caliber player in the WWE. It’s just finding that wave and riding it. To be honest, he’s already there. It’s just waiting for that opportunity to arrive where it’s like, ‘Oh, now we’re in it.’"