The following is an excerpt from an exclusive interview with WWE Superstar The Miz, courtesy of WrestleZone’s parent site CraveOnline.com.
CraveOnline: How does the match you had for the troops impact your WWE storyline?
Miz: It does impact because Randy Orton is in that match and any time Randy Orton and myself get in a match together, itâ€™s going to be chaos. You never know whatâ€™s going to happen because Randy Orton isnâ€™t too happy with me right now because I basically beat him for the WWE championship while he was injured, while he got beat down by seven people. People are still calling me a paper champion, that I donâ€™t deserve the championship but the fact is Iâ€™m going to prove that at this Sundayâ€™s Pay Per View when I beat him at a tables match.
CraveOnline: What does fighting Jerry â€œThe Kingâ€ Lawler do for you as a wrestling fan and professional?
Miz: As a fan, itâ€™s surreal because I remember watching Jerry back when I was a kid. To grow up and literally be in his first ever WWE championship match, itâ€™s just incredible. Especially a TLC match which is very dangerous. It was my first time ever being in a TLC match so it was a new opportunity for me. My first title defense is against Jerry â€œThe Kingâ€ Lawler? Whenever I can say that, when those words come out of my mouth, it just makes me smile. The fact that I beat him was even better.
Check out the complete interview online at CraveOnline.com.