Alberto Del Rio can now speak freely about his hatred for The Miz, thanks to being much higher up in the WWE pecking order presently. Photo via upload.wikimedia.org.
As the old saying goes when it rains it pours. The Miz just can't catch a break in the worst week of his career, arguably rightfully so. It all started on Monday's Raw when Miz failed to protect R-Truth on a risky dive, who was lucky to escape without a serious injury, but the unnecessary bump to the back of his head would have done Truth no favours. The end result was tons of heat from his fellow performers for his unfortunate error and a tongue lashing from future WWE boss Triple H.
Now, Alberto Del Rio steps in to rub salt into the wound.
In an interview with 95.7 FM The Game, a sports station in the Bay Area, Del Rio when asked whether he socialises with his fellow WWE wrestlers rather bluntly admitted that he doesn't like many of his colleagues. Probed about the guy he least likes in the ring, the Mexican superstar pulled no punches in detailing how much he hates The Miz:
"This is not part of the show I really dislike that guy. I've tried to punch him in the face several times, not in the ring I mean outside the ring, but he's just like a little girl, he's always running away from me.... There's a big difference between The Miz and I, I'm a real athlete, he's just a loud stupid little kid. He's probably one of those guys that was bullied when he was in school, that's the reason he's now oh so loud and he wants to get attention from everybody, but in my case he's the real deal.... I don't think [he has many female fans] because he's fat and ugly."
It's probably not wise for Del Rio to make light of bullying when WWE runs a high profile Be a STAR anti-bullying campaign, but otherwise I don't expect management to be upset with his comments in light of Miz's current standing with the company.
What this proves is that it's open season within WWE for The Miz, who made few friends within the company when he debuted in 2006, due to his abrasive and obnoxious attitude, already carrying himself like a star thanks to his prior exposure on numerous reality shows, most notably The Real World in 2001. He managed to turn things around somewhat by working hard to transform himself from one of the greenest guys on the roster into one of their hottest rising stars, but as he never became more humble, lingering resentment obviously persisted. However, his enemies had to keep their thoughts to themselves when he became a management favourite in the summer of 2010 due to being such a media darling and so willing to do all the PR work they required. Now the tide has turned, there doesn't seem to be any holding back, which may not be a pretty sight for The Miz to behold.
After the jump, you can see a YouTube video of the comments in question.