In a recent interview with 411 Wrestling Podcast, Miz discussed not only details about his new show, Cannonball, but the apparent hatred CM Punk has towards him. Earlier this year, Punk had some very choice works for Miz that we won’t print here in reference to performing in Saudi Arabia. When asked regarding this, Miz had the following to say:
“I have no idea, to be honest with you. I still to this day have no idea. To be honest, I thought we were friends. It’s just one of those things where you’re like, God man, I don’t know. I just don’t know. I really don’t. I wish I could answer any of the questions that you would have about that, but I honestly don’t know. I don’t get it. I don’t get him.”
This could relate back to WrestleMania 27 when Miz and John Cena headlined in the main event. Punk felt that he should have been in the main event himself, but was much lower on the card. Regarding this, Miz said flat out he didn’t feel that Punk deserved it because he wasn’t the best “bad guy” at the time:
“I didn’t have respect when I was WWE champion. I was the main event of WrestleMania for that matter. People were talking like I didn’t deserve to be in that spot…Let’s put it this way, there was no one that generated more heat, more bad guy oriented couldn’t-stand-you type of heat, if you will, than me, at that moment.”
You can listen to the interview in full at the link posted in the beginning of the article.
Jason’s Jest: While I agree with Miz in that he was more over as a “bad guy” in 2011, WrestleMania is about I agree even more with Punk that he should have headlined in the main event. When it comes to WrestleMania, it’s not your standard PPV where you throw the most hated or loved guys in the ring at the end. It’s about sending everyone home with something to talk about the next day, week, month, year. You want to make an impact, and Miz didn’t do it, while Punk did in his match, with it easily being the match of the night. As for Punk not liking Miz, that’s just Punk being himself. If he doesn’t like someone, he’s not afraid to voice it and make it known.