MiamiHerald.com has posted an interview they recently conducted with WWE superstar The Miz. On the topic of his debut with WWE and the first impression he received from other wrestlers, The Miz said the following: "WWE fans and the WWE locker room like people with wrestling backgrounds and people who they know. They don’t like outsiders coming in. Me with a reality background, I just literally got no respect from anybody. A football player who is 6-5, 270 pounds; an MMA fighter; a 7-0 giant who can barely walk; they all get respect, but a reality person coming into WWE, `Oh boy,’ everyone is going to hate this guy.’
I ignore it. You’ve got to have thick skin in this business. You have to understand not everyone is going to like you, and that’s fine because I have enough confidence in myself that I don’t need people having to cheer me or like me. Fact is I’m going to do my best. All I want people to do is to watch what I’m going to do next. I want people to understand that I am the most entertaining and charismatic person on that brand."