WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz spoke with while doing promotional work in London last week. Here are some highlights:

If wrestling hadn't worked out, what were you going to fall back on?

I'd probably be in Cleveland, Ohio, running a business like my dad does. He runs a chain of sandwich shops. I'll probably run a couple of those too.

What's the worst injury you've sustained?

The worst injuries are to your head. I got a concussion on WrestleMania 27. I took a tackle off a table and landed on my head on the concrete. It gave me a scare. WWE has an impact assessment and you aren't allowed to work until you pass it. I had a week off, which is scary because you never know what's going to happen.

Your gimmick was to be the most annoying person possible how did you set about doing that?

Most people backstage will say I'm the most annoying person around I don't know why. I don't consider myself egotistical or cocky but everyone else does. I'm a good guy. They might cheer for John Cena or CM Punk but they should be cheering for me. I don't know why they don't cheer for me but if they don't like me, then tough.

What's the worst advice you've been given?

I get bad advice all the time but I ignore it. I probably didn't help myself when I first started because I didn't want to wear trunks. I told myself I'd never be the guy wearing trunks in the ring. I didn't want to wear Speedos and be like everyone else but then I realised that, if I wanted to establish myself, I needed to be taken seriously by the audience. So I ditched the gimmicks and went to trunks.

What are people's misconceptions of you?

That I'm awful, I suck, I should quit or get fired, that I don't belong in WWE I get all these on Twitter all the time, along with: 'Please die, Miz.' The way I look at it is: don't be a bully, be a star. I meet people all the time who rant at me but they've made me who I am today. People always told me I wasn't good enough or athletic enough and proving them wrong is what's fuelled me to achieve what I have.

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