|By Raj Giri||February 22, 2013 | Comments|
Source: The Rack
Working with Ric Flair: "What an honor; I host a show on RAW called MizTV and my guest at that time was Ric Flair and , you know, not only did I get to do a 'Woo' off with Ric Flair, going 'Woo' 'WOO', you know; that was a childhood dream. Not only that, but Antonio Cesaro, a person I was feuding up against, basically told Ric Flair that he was a has-been and a never-was, 'yadda, yadda, yadda'. Ric Flair and I took Antonio apart; as I told Ric Flair to give him the figure-four, what everyone wanted to see, Ric Flair gave me the honor of slapping on the figure-four to Antonio Cesaro. So, to keep that honor, that tradition going, I'm going to keep using the figure-four leglock, and hopefully make Ric Flair proud because as a kid growing up, I was putting the figure-four on all my friends, so it's very, very cool to do that."
On people comparing him to be 'The next Ric Flair': "I will take that and I will run with it, thank you very much. You know, that's a compliment and a half because Ric Flair has done everything there is to do in the WWE; he is a living legend and has touched so many people through the years upon years, decades I guess you could say, of the work he's done for this business and where he has come and where he has brought it is just incredible. I mean, he is 'the man', and will always be 'the man'. So, if can style and profile like Ric Flair, then I will do the best I possibly can; if people want to say it, perfect."
His thought on the new WWE Title belt: "You know what, I actually changed the title when I was WWE champion as well; I changed the 'W' into an 'M', and it no longer spun because I kind of agree with The Rock; at a time, there was a time and place for that WWE Championship, but this isn't the time or place anymore. A WWE Championship, I don't think, should be looked at as a toy, it shouldn't spin. It should be something people celebrate and that people look at and go 'you know what, I want to wear one of those. That's the thing I want to grow up to have.' And I think this title embodies exactly what a WWE Championship should look like."
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