The Miz Discusses Comparisons To AEW's MJF
CM Punk compared MJF to Miz on AEW TV
As a cocky loudmouth with a penchant for nice suits and a face you’d love to slap, multiple comparisons have been made between MJF and The Miz, with CM Punk memorably calling MJF a “less famous Miz” during their memorable first promo battle.
Miz himself has been asked about the comparisons, saying the following during an appearance on the Cheap Heat podcast on the Ringer Wrestling network:
"I don't think he wants to be The Miz, to be honest," Miz admitted. "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 an 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. 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.”
MJF later commented via his Twitter account, simply posting:
“Miz is one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. I look forward to possibly meeting up with him down the road…..”