WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross addressed The Miz’ rant on Talking Smack this past week after SmackDown Live in a recent blog entry on his website:
“The Miz created a buzz in social media circles after his reality based, organic sounding promo that Miz aggressively executed on ‘Talking Smack’ on the WWE Network after Smackdown Live went off the air Tuesday night.
Miz’ promo represented his best work IMO in a long while as he seemingly expressed himself from his heart and not from his memory. Few wrestlers in today’s marketplace are truly accomplished in being able to have a quick turnaround upon once receiving their promo copy, memorizing it, and then being able to deliver the copy in a real, authentic manner when it counts and that’s on live, TV.
The “I’m Not Working You” feel of any pro wrestling promo always resonates infinitely more than does a memorized promo that sounds as if it is being recited from pure memory without true, motion behind it. All promotions should consider putting more confidence in their own talents to let them create a large portion of their own promos but with the help of a producer who also realizes that less is truly more when it comes to the heavily scripting of promos and inadvertently producing the personality out of these verbal adventures.”