WWE U.S. champion The Miz is setting lofty goals for himself in WWE that don’t just include a possible WWE Title run down the line, but achieving the level of success attributable to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, The Rock, Hulk Hogan, and Ric Flair.
"I obviously respect him [Flair] and I watched him growing up as a kid but now I’m looking at that like ‘I want their spot.’ I want to be remembered as a legend in the WWE," Miz said on this week’s conference call with Jerry Springer to promote Raw on Monday.
Miz added: "I don’t want to just be the World Champion, or the WWE Champion. I want to be the poster child for WWE and wrestling. Just like Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin. I want to be in those names. So to see those names in highlights and on marquees still is incredible to me. But I want their spot."
Miz said he considers himself the biggest up-and-comer in WWE along with WWE champion Sheamus and Evan Bourne, who he called the next Rey Mysterio.
"I think I’m the biggest up and comer right now. I mean obviously Sheamus is doing incredible right now because he is WWE Champion and he did it quicker than anyone I’ve ever seen do it," Miz said. "Evan Bourne is like the new Rey Mysterio. He has an incredible mind in and outside the ring. It’s not all about John Cena, DX and The Undertaker anymore. It’s all about the new up and comers."
Link: Quotes courtesy IGN.com with more of The Miz talking WWE subjects.