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The Miz Can Relate To How Fans Are Treating Baron Corbin Right Now

July 22, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with The Wrap, The Miz said he can relate to Baron Corbin’s situation of being nearly-universally hated by WWE fans, because he was in a similar situation early into his own WWE run. Here are highlights:

On being where Baron Corbin is now: “It took 13 years for people to realize my talent, I think. If you really think about it– a lot of people say Baron Corbin is that heel that you just can’t stand, you don’t want to watch, blah, blah, blah. I was that guy for a long time. It took a long, long time.”

On the fans turning him face: “It’s not like WWE changed me to a babyface — it was the audience. And honestly I think it was ‘Miz & Mrs.’ Seeing me on a show, and actually see that I’m not– I hope people see that I’m not as arrogant and cocky and egotistical as I am on TV. And yeah, I do a great job as a bad guy, as a villain, but I’m enjoying this new challenge of being a good guy. And guess what? It takes time to develop, even though I am a seasoned vet, even though I’ve been there for so many years. This is a whole different dynamic that I have to get used to, that I have to find.”

On people saying he works a safe style: “Honestly, when I hear people say that, I take it as a compliment. The reason being is that’s our job. Our job is to tell a story, for you to be involved in-depth with it, and to make everything look a certain way. So, if people think I have a safe style or a soft style, that’s their own thing. Me, I do whatever I feel is necessary for the story I’m trying to tell.”

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