WWE Star The Miz Talks Lebron James, Breaking into Wrestling

Here’s what the Miz had to say:

Getting into wrestling: “After I left The Real World in New York, I moved back to Cleveland to live with my dad. I looked at myself in the mirror and asked myself what I wanted to do with my life and my first thought was to become a WWE superstar. I went on the Internet and found a good wrestling school in Los Angeles called UPW (Ultimate Pro Wrestling) and at the time had some guys who had ties with the WWE. I’ve played every sport you can think of and this is the toughest sport I’ve been associated with. It’s tough. You got to have great conditioning, but not like the conditioning where you run a few miles, it’s like a sprint and stop, sprint and stop.”

“Everyone hated me. It felt like I had to walk on eggshells and everyone was waiting for me to do something wrong. It was a different locker room back then and it wasn’t very fun for me, but I wanted to stick with it.”

On Lebron James: “It makes my stomach turn to what he did to us. I live in Los Angeles now but I am from Cleveland and I am a big sports fan. The Cavaliers, Browns and the Indians are all my teams and LeBron left us. So all we have now is Mo Williams. Gee, thanks.”

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