The Miz brought his promo from class to television.
The Miz is one of the most revered men on the mic in WWE and is trusted with carrying longer talking segments in the ring. Miz has been cutting promos on television since his time on The Real World in 2001.
Speaking to Freddie Prinze Jr on Wrestling With Freddie, The Miz recalled his time in promo class and how getting in Vince McMahon's face led to what some consider his best promo ever on television.
"Promo class started with like me and six other people and Vince as the teacher. You're petrified like 'oh my God' because Vince is your teacher. Vince was like, 'everyone get a promo for next week. You'll cut it in front of the class and tell about your character.' I like to go off the cuff. When I feel challenged, I don't want to write it all down, I want to have bullet points in my head. A lot of people had their script and were memorizing. Vince saved me for last. Five people went before me and then I was called. I had this tea and tiny straw. I took a sip and was like, 'Now you have all talked, it's time for me to talk.' Literally, I ripped everyone apart and then I went and got in Vince's face and started cutting a promo on him," recalled Miz.
Vince and head Raw writer Brian Gewirtz were impressed with Miz' promo and wanted to put something similar on television.
"After that class, Vince came up to me and was like, 'I knew you could finish it off strong and good. You were so into it.' The next week, I cut a promo, almost the same promo outside the locker room -- our head writer for Raw was in the promo class and was jotting stuff down as ammo for the next week and what we had for our characters to maybe drive something for the show -- Brian was like, 'You're going to cut the same promo on TV next week. It was the one where I'm standing outside the locker room and I cut a promo heading into the arena. Some people said it was best promo I've ever cut," said Miz.
Miz closed WWE Raw on Monday, renewing his vows with Maryse. The wedding ended with Miz and Maryse covered in a Brood bath courtesy of Edge.
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