Jim Ross Shares Story About Chris Benoit Kicking The Miz Out Of The WWE Locker Room

Oct 16, 2020 - by Steve Gerweck

Jim Ross Shares Story About Chris Benoit Kicking The Miz Out Of The WWE Locker Room & How The MIZ Earned His Respect

During a recent episode of Grilling JR, Jim Ross discussed The Miz’s early days in WWE, and he noted that Miz wasn’t well liked by others and that Chris Benoit threw his bag out of the locker room due an incident that had occurred.

“Chris Benoit policed his territory. Benoit represented the business as best he knew at the time, but he didn’t take it to the next step and put the crossface on The Miz or beat the sh** out of him. If he beat the sh** out of him, none of the talents would’ve said anything, but nobody deserves to be physically assaulted at the workplace. The verbal thrashing? Have at it. Exile? Have at it. Physicality? Ain’t going to happen.”

Miz worked his ass off to become that heel,” Ross said. “He was never going to be a killer heel, he was never going to be a monster heel, but he can be an amazing chicken s**t heel. It’s kind of the same characterization to MJF in AEW, he’s going to be a chicken s–t heel for the rest of his career. He’s never going to be 6’4”, he’s never going to look like some of these big monsters.

Miz has done that tenfold. I still wasn’t totally sold with the booking. I liked it from the standpoint that it was different and new, it let your baby face John Cena chase [the title]. I wasn’t sure what kind of match they would have, but the bottom line is they delivered. I was wrong in that regard; I gained a lot more respect for The Miz on that day.”

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  1. Matthew P Lightizer says:

    Then the Benoit tragedy occurred and six or eight months after that, Miz had still been changing in the hall, he didn’t really know what to do, because the rule is whoever kicks you out of the locker room has to be the one to invite you back in. So, he didn’t know what to do. In that case, I think Undertaker might have done this. At one point, said something like ‘Hey kid, why do you keep changing by the garbage? What are you doing out there?’ Then Miz explained the story, and he invited Miz back in.” – John Morrison

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