We've met the unfortunate end to the Miz - Talking Smack era, but it doesn't mean we can't stroll down memory lane.
In promoting this week's Superstar Shakeup, the former WWE Champion Miz spoke to Fox Sports in regards to his first of many fury-packed promos on his then-general manager Daniel Bryan. In the interview, Miz said that nobody involved, even him, knew it'd go so far.
You guys are getting an exclusive here, I don’t think I’ve ever told this. So here was my day up to that point: I wasn’t written on the episode that day and I’m the Intercontinental champion. This is the title that I’ve loved since I was a child, and I don’t want to be the guy who says, ‘I’m going to make it great,’ and then not do anything. I want to make it great.
So I told them to put me on ‘Talking Smack.’ They asked, ‘Well what are you going to do?’ And I said I’m going to rip into Daniel Bryan. And then I guess I kind of went overboard. And when I go, I have no filter. It’s everything that is fueling inside of me and I just black out.
I was like, wait a second. I’m the guy that’s always here, doing everything, doing the stuff that you don’t want to do or that John [Cena] doesn’t want to do, and I don’t get injured. And people compliment me on what I said, but I was so angry that it was difficult to even speak. He actually left. I didn’t expect him to leave — I expected him to hit me. The things I was laying in to him on were very below the belt and very mean and very rude, but when I go, I just go.
Miz and Bryan would go on to be weekly highlights, whether it was on Smackdown Live, or the Talking Smack post-show. With Miz defecting to Raw on Monday night during the Superstar Shakeup, we'll have to see how things play out for him. Things didn't go his way Monday night, as he was attacked by Dean Ambrose, and defeated by Sami Zayn.