The Miz has reflected on his time working with Stephanie McMahon in WWE by mentioning that she let him do “The Dirt Sheet” on WWE’s YouTube channel.
Over the course of his nearly 20-year WWE career, The Miz has done it all as a two-time Grand Slam Champion and a WrestleMania main eventer. The Miz is one of most reliable and consistent performers in WWE that also loves being a bad guy as much as anybody.
When The Miz and John Morrison were rising young stars on the ECW and Smackdown brands in 2008, they started doing a WWE YouTube show called “The Dirt Sheet.” It was a segment that allowed The Miz and John Morrison to trash various things in WWE and the world by being jerks. The term “dirt sheet” is known in the wrestling world as newsletters/websites that share backstage news items about the business.
While speaking to TMZ, The Miz revealed that former WWE Chairwoman Stephanie McMahon was running the WWE Creative team at the time (under Vince McMahon) and she gave Miz & Morrison the approval to do The Dirt Sheet on WWE’s YouTube channel.
“I feel like she’s always been one of the people you can go to to talk to. I remember when she was head of creative when I first got to WWE. I ran an idea by her. It was called The Dirt Sheet. Before YouTube was really a cool thing —it was a show that me and my tag team partner really wanted to do, and we couldn’t get it going.”
“So we went to Stephanie, I pitched her the idea, and she said, ‘We’re going to do it,’ and literally gave us the freedom to do it, and it created one of the models of what WWE’s YouTube channel is today.”
“That one thing turned Into one of the biggest YouTube channels. John Morrison and myself started The Dirt Sheet, which basically was the first show on YouTube for WWE. She was the reason behind all that happening.”
The Miz also spoke about being excited about WWE’s future amid rumors that Vince McMahon is trying to sell the company.
“I mean, everyone is excited about the future of WWE and what it holds. Whenever you’re in a company like that, you know, and we touched so many lives.”
“It’s the whole idea of WWE. The number one thing we always say is we just try to put smiles on people’s faces. Whoever is at the head of time, we’re just trying to do our job as WWE Superstars to make people happy.”