The Miz was recently interviewed by The Los Angeles Times to promote Sunday’s SummerSlam pay-per-view, below is an excerpt:
Q: You have mentioned before about your difficulties breaking in. What advice would you give a young wrestler trying to break into the business today?
Miz: I was told by a young Billy Kidman some great advice that I still believe. You have to stick with it. Too many times people have excuses on why they give up. But if you stick with it and work hard enough, you can make it.
Q: You left for a couple of months to make a movie. What’s it about and when can we see it?
Miz: “The Marine: Homefront” will debut in spring of 2013. I think it will be an absolute incredible movie and I can’t wait for its release. It is about a Marine who just got home from a tour and one of his sisters gets kidnapped by terrorists. He then has to go in and save them. I think I play the best Marine of all of them but, of course, that’s just my opinion.
Q: How did you come up with “I’m the Miz and I’m awesome” catchphrase?
Miz: The catchphrase just came to me. It’s like when people ask me stupid questions and I look at them and go, “Really? Really?” I don’t really know how I came up with it. It was the simplest thing at the time, who am I? I’m the Miz. What am I? I’m awesome. You will see first hand at SummerSlam on August 19!
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