The Miz recently appeared on The Walkway To Fight Club with Steven Muehlhausen and discussed his controversial Talking Smack segments with Big E. He said that Big E proved he’s a main event caliber talent after he showed his serious side and believes that open conversation can help a lot of people improve.
Check out highlights below:
On His Talking Smack Segments With Big E:
My goal was to like, so from where I come from in WWE I know what the brass wants. I’ve been in the main events. I’ve been a WWE Champion. And in order to be that champion, I had to change. Change my outlook on everything. There’s a thing like being goofy and entertaining and fun. That doesn’t always put butts in seats. It allows people to look at you and go, ‘Oh, this guy’s fun, I can’t wait to see him.’ But you’re not the poster child. You’re not the main event caliber. You’re not going for the Universal championship. And that’s what it takes.
Big E has all the tools that is needed to be a main eventer or a Universal champion. However, the way I look at him is he’s very goofy, and he’s very entertaining. And I don’t think that’s what is necessary. Now, if you watch Talking Smack episode one, Talking Smack episode two, you see Big E change from the funny haha entertaining Big E to a serious matter of fact, and this is how it’s done Big E. You watch both episodes, you look at him and you go, ‘This is a main event caliber (talent).’ This is a person that people will pay money for to see as their Universal champion. And all it took was, you know, a question, a debate.
The Importance Of Open Conversations:
Honestly, I wish more people could have conversations like this. Open conversations like Big E and myself, we have these conversations. We talk about these things and put it on Talking Smack. That’s what Talking Smack is all about. Getting you behind the scenes, hearing what people talk about in the locker room, what kind of discussions are happening. These are the discussions that we have. We are open and we are honest about them. And if I’m wrong, tell me I’m wrong and tell me why I’m wrong. And if you’re wrong, I’m gonna say this and this is my opinion, and we’re gonna listen to each other and observe and learn. And I think that’s what more people need to do.
Check out the full interview below: