The Miz Reveals Advice He Gives To Younger Talent

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The Miz has shared what he likes to tell younger WWE superstars that are trying to make an impact when they get a chance to be on television.

It has been nearly 20 years since The Miz became a WWE superstar. Prior to that, he was on MTV’s Real World TV show letting everybody know that being a pro wrestler was his dream and that led to WWE’s Tough Enough competition. The Miz didn’t win, but he is easily the most successful Tough Enough competitor ever.

As The Miz likes to remind us during nearly every promo he does, he’s a two-time WWE Grand Slam winner meaning he’s won the company’s major titles at least twice including two reigns as the WWE Champion and every other major title in WWE including eight reigns as Intercontinental Champion, which is the second most of all time.

In today’s WWE, The Miz isn’t really pushed much. In fact, he just won his first match on WWE TV this past Monday on Raw and we are in July. The Miz got the win over Tommaso Ciampa thanks to Bronson Reed attacking Ciampa in a No Disqualification Match. It was a cheap win that was fitting for a heel like The Miz.

During an appearance on Busted Open Radio, the 42-year-old Miz revealed what he tells younger talent in WWE.

“Sometimes you’re not going to have the main event storyline. It’s your job as a WWE superstar, that if you get one minute on Raw or SmackDown, you better make it a meme-worthy, talked-about-worthy minute. I tell this to all the younger guys, ‘my storyline isn’t here, I don’t have a storyline.’ ‘You have time on the show. If you have time on the show, you have the ability to connect with an audience.'”

“It sucks because one minute sometimes isn’t a enough time, but you have to figure it out, you have to, or you’re not going to make it as a main event. Once you start doing those one minutes where you make it meme-worthy, then it becomes two minutes and three minutes, and you get that main event storyline. Then, when the main event storyline goes away, you’re still able to keep yourself at that level. That’s what I’ve been able to do. I didn’t do that the first time I had the WWE Championship. When I had it, I had the main event caliber and was in every main event.”

“Once I lost the title and the main event storyline, I couldn’t figure out how to get myself back into it until five years later. That’s when something clicked, and I was like, ‘this is how I do it, this is how I build myself when I’m not in the main event stuff, this is how I insert myself into something that is relevant and means something.'”

H/T Fightful