• “Miz is one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time” – Top AEW Star
During the ongoing CM Punk – MJF feud in AEW, Punk called MJF a “less famous Miz”.
The Miz appeared on the Cheap Heat podcast and was asked about MJF being compared to him due to their respective heel characters and how they cut promos.
Miz had the following to say:
“I don’t think he wants to be The Miz, to be honest. I don’t think any superstar, no matter what company you’re in, wants to be the next ‘this person’. You want to be an original.
There are comparisons. I’ve always been compared to, I was compared to Jericho for a while, I was compared to Ric Flair for a while. I don’t want to be compared. I want to be an originator. You take things.
When you’re learning and coming up, you see things that you like out of certain superstars and are like, ‘Oh, I’ll use that, sprinkle of that, sprinkle of this’ as a homage. In a sense, you want to be an original.
I don’t think he wants to be the next Miz, I think he wants to be the first him. Honestly, he’s doing a great job at it. 25 Years old (MJF’s age).
When I was 25 years old, I was still in developmental and Deep South Wrestling and still learning the trade. I wasn’t putting on matches on national television and putting together memorable promos that people talk about. I wasn’t doing that. Applaud to him.”
After hearing what Miz had to say, MJF wrote the following on Twitter:
“Miz is one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.
I look forward to possibly meeting up with him down the road…”
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• Wrestling Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School Wrestling Veteran Shark Boy (Real name: Dean Roll) celebrates his 47th birthday today.
After being trained by NWA Veteran Les Thatcher and touring the indies for a while, he signed a contract with Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1999, but wrestled mostly on the promotion’s C-show ‘WCW Saturday Night’ & D-show ‘WCW Worldwide’, before they let him go in march 2000.
Shark Boy actually made a name for himself in Total Nonstop Action, where he wrestled as a regular member of the main roster from 2002 till 2010 and then became a part-timer who still appeared on TV or PPV from time to time.
TNA (now renamed iMPACT Wrestling) still brings him back every now and then for a special surprise appearance.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARK BOY!