WWE Superstar The Miz recently spoke with TMZ about his experience with Stephanie McMahon and how she helped him launch his show, The Dirt Sheet. The Miz spoke highly of McMahon, saying that she was always someone you could talk to and that when he pitched her the idea of The Dirt Sheet she gave him the freedom to make it happen.
The Miz described The Dirt Sheet as the first show on YouTube for WWE, and that it was the model for what their YouTube channel is today. He praised McMahon’s role in making it possible, saying that she was the reason behind it all.
The Miz also spoke about the future of the WWE, saying that everyone is excited about what it holds. His number one goal is to put smiles on people’s faces, and he believes that is what McMahon has been doing for the company for many years.
The Miz Recalls Stephanie McMahon Giving Him Creative Freedom
In talking to TMZ about McMahon, The Miz said:
“I feel like she’s always been one of the people you can go to to talk to. I remember when she was head of creative when I first got to WWE. I ran an idea by her. It was called The Dirt Sheet. Before YouTube was really a cool thing — It was a show that me and my tag team partner really wanted to do, and we couldn’t get it going.
So we went to Stephanie, I pitched her the idea, and she said, ‘We’re going to do it,’ and literally gave us the freedom to do it, and it created one of the models of what WWE’s YouTube channel is today. That one thing turned Into one of the biggest YouTube channels. John Morrison and myself started The Dirt Sheet, which basically was the first show on YouTube for WWE. She was the reason behind all that happening.”
The Miz continued to say that McMahon has been responsible for many positive changes in the WWE.
“It’s the whole idea of WWE. The number one thing we always say is we just try to put smiles on people’s faces. Whoever is at the head of time, we’re just trying to do our job as WWE Superstars to make people happy.”
The Miz’s comments highlight the positive impact that Stephanie McMahon has had on the WWE and the legacy that she has helped create. McMahon announced her departure from WWE earlier this month. The co-CEO and chairwoman of the board had been a long-time fixture on WWE television but has left the company following the recent return of her father Vince McMahon to the company’s board of directors.
H/t to 411Mania