In this interview, he was asked about his own current positioning as a babyface on the WWE Raw brand after portraying a heel for the majority of his career. This is when he brought up Baron Corbin and how he can relate to Corbin with getting negative reactions from fans.
“It took 13 years for people to realize my talent, I think. If you really think about it– a lot of people say Baron Corbin is that heel that you just can’t stand, you don’t want to watch, blah, blah, blah,” Miz said. “I was that guy for a long time. It took a long, long time.”
Miz also said the fans brought the recent turn of him being a babyface after portraying a heel.
“It’s not like WWE changed me to a babyface — it was the audience,” Miz said. “And honestly I think it was ‘Miz & Mrs.’ Seeing me on a show, and actually see that I’m not– I hope people see that I’m not as arrogant and cocky and egotistical as I am on TV.”