Ciampa has revealed how Miz reacted to his impassioned promo following the latest edition of WWE Raw.
Since moving to the Raw roster in April, Ciampa has aligned himself with The Miz and Maryse. In the last few weeks, the trio have been involved in a feud with Logan Paul which culminated in a match between Paul and Miz at WWE SummerSlam
On the Raw before The Biggest Party Of The Summer, Ciampa cut a promo in defence of Miz that got the whole wrestling world talking. Despite it being less than a minute long, Ciampa’s intensity and seemingly genuine emotion when he told Paul this was he and Miz’s home and the YouTube star wasn’t invited got many fans to take notice.
Speaking to Inside The Ropes’ own Kenny McIntosh ahead of SummerSlam, Ciampa explained that the promo was made with little preparation and Miz and Maryse’s reactions were organic.
“Yeah, you just take every opportunity you can get. That’s what I’ve said since I’ve come up to the main roster, you maximise your minutes, and I know an opportunity when I see it.
“That specific one, [The] Miz actually just said to me, ‘Hey, can you think of something you want to say?’, and I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll think of something’. He said, ‘You got it?’, I said, ‘Yeah, sure, I got it’, because I don’t put a lot of prep into my stuff.
“It was just one take go, and that’s what came out. His organic reaction, him giving me the opportunity, Maryse’s organic reaction, I don’t know if you can tell, but on the video, if you listen to the very end when they walk away, she gives a big Ric Flair ‘Woo!’.
“The fact that it got kept in the video, I was like, ‘Oh, that’s cool’. It was just real.”
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