Meanwhile, the P.R. machine known as The Miz was interviewed about his movie ‘The Marine: Homefront’, Wrestle Mania and more. Here is part of that piece:
Chatting about Wrestlemania brought us back to the reality television concept. It would seem that a guy with substantial time in front of the camera for MTV would only be a natural in front of the camera for the WWE. This has definitely proven to be the case for The Miz. “It was pretty much hell going from The Real World and entering the WWE. The WWE Universe, the fans, they’re like a fraternity. Anyone on the outside, someone trying to become a WWE Superstar is unwanted. Nobody wants a reality star to become successful because reality stars aren’t talented individuals. More often than not, they’re just living their lives in front of the camera. However; that’s exactly what I didn’t want to happen. I worked really hard on the independent scenes and worked my way up through the WWE. It took me a very long time to gain respect, and to be honest, I still think I’m gaining respect with fans, as time progresses. Right now, in the WWE locker room, I’m one of the veterans, one of the guys who's been there the longest, so, it’s pretty cool that I’ve lasted longer than I was expected to last. Nobody thought I’d last this long.”
“That’s awesome,” I replied, not realizing the mine field I walked into.
“Oh, trust me, I know. I say it every week,” The Miz said, chuckling.
We started talking about how most actors and professional wrestlers prefer to play the villain or “heel” instead of playing the hero or “face.” These are wrestling terms for the uninitiated. There are entirely too many more to write here, but if you ever read an interview with “Big Sexy” Kevin Nash, he has a tendency to drop them all from time to time.
“Well, now, I’m being looked at as a good guy, which is weird, because I’m still the same exact person I was before, but now I’m just doing things to the Superstars the fans don’t like, or, at least, the ones they like less than me,” The Miz said, adding “It’s weird an interesting, and I really enjoy it. I’ve always given the audience what they give me back. If the audience boos me and tell me I suck and that they hate me, I’m gonna’ dish it right back to ‘em. If they’re going to cheer me, I’ll embrace it. I’ve always been that cocky, brash, egotistical Superstar, but now I’m their cocky, brash, egotistical Superstar.”
You can read the entire interview at http://www.justpressplay.net/articles/10474-exclusive-interview-wwe-superstar-the-miz-talks-the-marine-3-homefront-reality-tv-and-more.html.
Finally, it’s be reported by numerous websites (including 411mania.com) that Detroit has formally put in a bid to host wither Wrestle Mania 31 or 32. The event was last held in Detroit it 2007 as John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels for the WWE Championship was the main event. That event, which took place at Ford Field, is the second highest attended in history. The highest attended also took place here in Metro Detroit at the Silverdome in 1987 headlined by Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant for the WWE Championship.