The Miz is leaving no stone unturned as SmackDown Live prepares to move from the USA Network to FOX in October 2019. FOX and WWE agreed to a $1.025 billion five-year deal to move SmackDown to Friday nights on the broadcast network.
The Miz in a recent chat with Dave LaGreca and Mark Henry on Busted Open talked on the WWE’s new deal.
In his response to questions during the chat, The Miz stated;
“Let’s put it this way, I get traded from RAW to SmackDown and as soon as I get traded to SmackDown all of a sudden, FOX puts up a billion dollars. So I want to motivate and dedicate myself to where when we are ready to move from [the] USA to FOX in 2019, I want to be the face of that show, of this show. And so that is my goal. I want to be in the middle of every poster. I want to have merch that literally everybody wants to buy, that everybody wants to see. Sometimes I look at my merch, well I haven’t had merch in literally a year and when I get merch I’m literally looking at it going, ‘I wouldn’t wear this.’ So I want merch that people look at and go, ‘I want to buy that, I want to wear that. That is something that is amazing and incredible.
Like I want to basically be the superstar I believe I can be and I want my talents to be utilized in a way that I can succeed and I really am going to motivate myself and dedicate myself to be the face of the franchise when the FOX merger happens because moving to FOX, a network show, this show will be bigger. It’ll no longer the quote-unquote the B show like everyone always says it is. It will be the A show and more people will watch it. So I’ll be interested to see what happens from a creative standpoint, from a marketing standpoint, [and] from a WWE superstar standpoint.”
Below is The Miz’s comments;
"I'm going to motivate myself and dedicate myself to be the face of the franchise when the FOX merger happens." @mikethemiz tells @davidlagreca1 & @TheMarkHenry that he will be the face of #SDLive on #FOX in 2019. pic.twitter.com/k05P8X9ZJc
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) June 5, 2018