Source: Bleacher Report

The Miz recently spoke to Bleacher Report on a number of topics in and outside of pro wrestling. Here are some of the highlights:

Using "The Miz" on MTV's Real World:

"The Miz came in as a way to say exactly what I was feeling and not have any repercussions for it because it was a character I was playing. That character became very popular, not only with fans but with castmates."

How Real World got him ready for pro wrestling:

"It got me comfortable in front of the cameras. Whenever I had an interview, it wasn't a nervous situation. That was something I'd done for a long time. It showed me I could play up to the cameras. The camera was my friend."

First joining the WWE main roster in 2006:

"I wasn't liked. I think of WWE as a fraternity. You have the fans involved. You have the WWE Superstars involved. And you have me wanting to be a part of the fraternity and no one accepting me. ...Every ounce of respect I have today, I had to earn. I guess I'm glad for it because it made me the person I am today and I like me."

The Miz also discussed how his wife, Maryse, pushes him to be better. You can read the full interview by clicking here.

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