Before stepping into the ring with the WWE Hall of Famer, Edge, The Miz joined Freddie Prinze Jr. on his Wrestling with Freddie podcast.

The eight-time WWE Intercontinental Champion revealed that despite the perception that he was the glue in the Miz & Morrison tag team, recently released John Morrison had much more a part of the ideas for the team than people realized.

“If you want to be in the entertainment industry, you have to be a sponge and you have to be willing to fail. As much as you [Freddie Prinze Jr.] said I was the glue in Miz & Morrison, it’s not true. Morrison is such an out-of-the-box thinker. He would think of the oddest, weird things that aren’t supposed to work and then we would come together and make them work.

“We had such great chemistry, and he’s so smart and able, and willing, and we both push each other to be the best that we possibly can, so we’re both the glue in that. There’s no doubt in my mind about that. John pushes me to be the best Superstar I could possibly be and he always has.”

Before their bout, The Miz revealed exactly why he wants to beat the eleven-time world champion at WWE Day 1.

“There’s no denying Edge’s talent,” declared Miz. “Edge is one of the most decorated superstars in WWE history. If you know anything about me, I am all about respect. No matter how hard I try, and no matter what I do, it always feels like I’m over-ridden, like everyone just puts me aside. If I take out and beat a person like Edge, a Superstar like Edge, who is decorated and respected. If you beat him, then they can’t help but respect you.

“The fans, critics, like, everyone. Everyone is like, ‘yeah Miz is great on the mic but his matches are like..’ You read into things a lot. All you want is respect and you want people to cheer you, to pat you on the back. When you’ve heard you suck for the past sixteen years, you know, you just want people to be like, maybe he doesn’t suck, maybe he’s really good and maybe he deserves our respect.”

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