Reigns seems to have his hands full with Bray Wyatt and possibly Braun Strowman but The Miz wants to add his name to the conversation in regards to who is next in line to challenge for the Universal Championship.
The Miz was asked who he would like to take the WWE title from to solidify his legacy. He said, “I’ve been asked that question quite a bit. It’s very easy now that Roman is back because Roman Reigns is the poster child, whether people like to believe it or not. Whether you love him or hate him, he is the poster for WWE. He is what John Cena was. He is what Hulk Hogan was. He is that guy. If you don’t believe me, look at every poster. He is front and center. Why is he front and center? Because he has the “It Factor” whether you love him or you hate him, he has it. If you didn’t like Roman Reigns when people liked him, now he has Paul Heyman in his pocket. He is the most dangerous, most lethal superstar in all of WWE. If I want to even have a chance to dethrone him from being that poster child, I need to take advice that I gave Big E on Talking Smack these past few weeks. I need to stop being so entertaining and stop worrying about making people laugh and start getting serious on where I want to go with WWE and my career. I’m looking at Roman Reigns and I”m seeing that and I’m going alright, WrestleMania is in my backyard in L.A. this coming year. I need to step up my game and I need to step up more than I ever stepped it up before especially with Paul Heyman in his pocket because imagine the promos between myself and Paul Heyman. Imagine the matches when I get serious and really hone in and lock in and really get in there. There is no doubt in my mind that I can take Roman Reigns at that, that is the character that everybody should be aiming for and should be going for because he is the guy and he is at his peak right now. If you can beat him at his peak, there’s nothing stopping you”
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