Alex Riley Talks Miz, Orton, Cena, The Rock's Return & More
On The Miz: "I love The Miz. His approach to his job is second to none; it's extremely important to him that he prepares on a daily basis. I travel with him and from the moment he gets up to the moment he goes to bed it's all WWE, all sports entertainment. He keeps his body in shape and he is a true champion in the ring and out. He's a great representative of the company and I'm learning a lot from him, not only on TV but outside as well."
On John Cena: "Even before I was involved in the WWE, he was always an amazing talent. I have a lot of respect for John, but there's things he does that I don't quite agree with - I'm more of a Miz fan you might say so me and John don't get along too well. But I do respect him and I think he's an amazing talent. His chances in the Elimination Chamber are better than most because he's been there before. Once you get locked inside that cage it gets scary, but he's played that game before. He seems to come alive in the 'WrestleMania season'. He's good in the play-offs, he's good late in the game and we're real late in the game right now. He's one we're going to have our eyes on."
On Randy Orton: "Just like John he's been around for a long time and he's been in that match a ton of times, facing guys like The Undertaker in the run up to WrestleMania. You don't want to be facing a guy that's comfortable in that environment because it's very hard to be comfortable in that chamber for as long as it goes on. Those goys know the deal and Randy will be prepared and ready to go."
On the return of The Rock: "If he points his arrow in our direction then we'll have an answer for him, but I'm extremely excited to see him back. He brings a lot to this company. He closed the show on RAW with a 20-minute 'insult-fest', which to me is always so entertaining. He does it with such charisma, he opens people's eyes and he shook the place up a little bit. There's a certain power structure and people have their spots - and then he comes back and turns the place on its head. Now you don't know what to think. He might be after John Cena. He might be after The Miz. The Rock is going to be an amazing person to have at WrestleMania because of all the history and the draw he will bring. When you go into a fight you want to fight the best in the world and The Rock is definitely that."