The Miz reflects on being given a second chance to run with the ball atop WWE.
At WWE Elimination Chamber, The Miz once again successfully cashed in a Money in the Bank briefcase to become WWE Champion. When doing so, he became the first two-time Grand Slam Champion in WWE.
There is a 10-year separation between the ending of Miz’s first championship reign and the beginning of his new one and he reveals to CBS Sports that is largely due to a resurgence in confidence that he feels.
"It feels like a perfect storm that ended up with me with the WWE championship," Mizanin said. "Any time that you can be the guy that is trusted to hold the most coveted title in WWE and be the face of the company, that just means the world to us. That's what we fight for. That's why we are here each and every week. Granted, we're here to entertain our audience, but we have goals. My goal was always to get the WWE championship back. I didn't want to be a one-hit-wonder. I wanted the title again, and I wanted to showcase what I can do as a WWE champion. Now, here I sit before you as that person.
"Now, I have the confidence. I had confidence 10 years ago, but the knowledge I've learned through my failures -- I always say my failures taught me more than all of my successes. Through all my failures and successes, I've been able to learn and absorb what I needed to get back to where I am today. Now, I am happy, confident, ready and well-prepared. I just want to make sure that everybody knows that every time Raw comes on the air, it is the most must-see show and that things are happening and there are times you won't know what is happening, but you want to see what happens next. That's what makes a great show awesome."
Miz very well could live his worst nightmare and become a one-hit-wonder when he defends the WWE Championship against Bobby Lashley on the March 1 episode of Monday Night Raw.
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