Since MJF showed up on the national wrestling scene he has drawn a lot of comparisons to The Miz. Is it the freshly tailored suits or the pompous attitude? Many may say that it’s the way that he can have a crowd eating out of the palm of his hands, however, that’s where the comparisons stop.
In a recent interview with the Ringer Wrestling podcast, Miz was asked about the comparisons to MJF and vice-versa.
“I don’t think he wants to be The Miz, to be honest, I don’t think any superstar, no matter what company you’re in, wants to be the next ‘this person.’ You want to be an original. There are comparisons. I’ve always been compared to, I was compared to Jericho for a while, I was compared to Ric Flair for a while. I don’t want to be compared. I want to be an originator. You take things. When you’re learning and coming up, you see things that you like out of certain superstars and are like, ‘Oh, I’ll use that, sprinkle of that, sprinkle of this’ as an homage. In a sense, you want to be an original. I don’t think he wants to be the next Miz, I think he wants to be the first him. Honestly, he’s doing a great job at it. 25 years old. When I was 25 years old, I was still in developmental and Deep South Wrestling and still learning the trade. I wasn’t putting on matches on national television and putting together memorable promos that people talk about. I wasn’t doing that. Applaud to him.”
At the end of the day, both The Miz and MJF are contributing their own ways to the wrestling business, and they will continue to entertain and draw good heat the way they are supposed to.
Next week, MJF will finally take on Cm Punk in Punks hometown of Chicago, while Miz will team with Maryse to take on Edge & Beth Phoenix at WWE’s Royal Rumble premium live event.
H/T Fightful for quotes.
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