In 2006, The Miz debuted on the WWE main roster and the rest is history. As a proud WWE Grand Slam Champion, The Miz knows a thing or two about the pro wrestling business.
WWE holds a special liking for crossover athletes (especially UFC megastars) and is always on the verge of signing the next big name that can benefit them from a financial standpoint.
Daniel Cormier is one such name that’s been linked to WWE for over a year now. While the former UFC Heavyweight Champion is quite eager to work for Vince McMahon someday, The Miz doesn’t believe DC has what it takes to become a successful WWE Superstar.
During a recent interview with TMZ Sports, The Hollywood A-Lister explained his mindset regarding Cormier’s potential move to WWE.
“It’s very difficult, not many people are able to do it, not many people can be as successful as Ronda Rousey was. She came in and really did a tremendous job in just acclimating to our style of professional wrestling. She did a great job and if he can do that, that’s fantastic, but some people just can’t get it.”
“It takes a little more than charisma to be a successful Superstar.”
The Miz is among the very Superstars who have made it big in the billion-dollar promotion while earning mainstream fame in Hollywood. Moreover, he is the only wrestler of The Modern Era to have never missed screen time due to an injury.
“Because I watched so many people quit, I watched so many people look at it and go, ‘This is too hard on my body, too hard on everything, I don’t like traveling.’ There’s always an excuse, you know? Screw the excuse.”
Given Cormier’s skills on the microphone, it’s more likely for him to become a play-by-play announcer than an in-ring Superstar.