The Miz On Being Left Off WWE PPV: I Don't Want To Be Thrown In A Cold Match No One Cares About

The Miz wants to serve a purpose.

Fans may have noticed that The Miz was absent at WWE Stomping Grounds and Extreme Rules. The Miz has been a featured player at WWE pay-per-view events this year due to his involvement with Shane McMahon. But as the feud with Shane wrapped up, The Miz has taken a backseat on television.

Speaking to Newsweek, The Miz discussed being left off the last two WWE pay-per-view events.

"I have a problem with being the center of attention. I don't want to just be thrown in a cold match that no one cares about. What we are as WWE superstars are storytellers. If I'm not involved in a story that people are invested in, that people want to see, then no. You rather let people who are in-story to get the time that they need to tell that story. To be the people to steal the show."

Miz didn't fare so well in his feud with Shane, losing to The Best in the World at WrestleMania 35 and Money in the Bank.

As Miz moves away from facing Shane, he moves into an old rivalry with his off-screen friend Dolph Ziggler. When asked about Ziggler, Miz said, "Dolph and I are friends. I don't know what's gotten into him or what's going on. Sometimes I feel that Dolph is very bitter. And when someone else has success he feels like it should be him. [He feels] he's more talented, athletic, better, smarter, wittier. He's one of those people that says 'why not me?' so he tries to project that on people and that person just happened to be me because I'm happy."

While Miz might have been sitting on the sidelines for the last two WWE events, he remains one of the "go-to" guys in WWE due to his reality television ventures. The second season of Miz & Mrs is set to premiere on July 23 on USA Network.

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