With the help of Bobby Lashley, The Miz won the WWE Title at WWE Elimination Chamber, cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase and pinning Drew McIntyre.
Lashley will get to cash in his favor on the March 1 episode of WWE Raw when he challenges The Miz for the WWE Title.
Speaking to CBS Sports, Lashley addressed The Miz and why he believes The Miz is more than deserving of being WWE Champion.
"You cannot deny the guy," Lashley said. "If you have criticism of The Miz? You're jealous. I remember talking to Miz 16 years ago, and he was having to be in broom closets, having his stuff kicked out of locker rooms and stuff like that. A lot of people would have walked away then. But he didn't. I don't know how many years he's been in the business, but all this time later and he's still on top? That's perseverance. That's stronger than anything else. If anybody has any criticism against Miz? That's jealousy."
In a separate interview with Bleacher Report, Lashley discussed the possibility of becoming WWE Champion and how he believes he's ready for the top spot. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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