While The Miz vs. Damian Priest at WrestleMania Backlash might be best remembered for a zombie invasion, the match also saw Miz suffer a knee injury.
In the aftermath of the event it was suggested that Miz had suffered a torn ACL and was set for an extended period on the side-lines. The injury was particularly noteworthy as The Miz had never previously sustained any kind of serious injury, despite an in-ring career spanning 17 years.
However, speaking in a recent interview with Forbes, the former WWE Champion brushed off suggestions that he could be out for almost a year.
The Grand Slam Champion scoffed at the reports surrounding his injury, saying that he doesn’t expect to be out for nine months.
“Just look at all the news out there. They must be right (about my injury), right? They’re reporting on it, telling you exactly what’s going on. They must know!”
“They must be geniuses! I was looking on Twitter, and then I was looking on the news sites that were talking about my injury, and I’m like ‘first off, how do they know?’ Because I’ve never said anything and they’re saying things wrong, like all wrong. And it’s annoying, I guess you can say, because I heard I was out nine months. I don’t expect to be out nine months. As a matter of fact, I was on Monday Night Raw last week and I plan on being on Monday Night Raw next week. Now, when will I have a real match? I don’t know. That’s for the doctors to decide and figure out. But I feel like a million bucks, and the way my headspace is, I don’t like to be gone for long.”
Recalling the now infamous Zombie Lumberjack Match, Miz explained that he “had a blast with the concept.”
“I had a blast with it,”
“I always enjoy whenever there’s something different and something out of the box, and whenever there’s something like that, I wanna be a part of it because you never know what’s going to happen. You never know if it’s gonna be a success or if it’s gonna be a failure. People were different, people were 50/50 ‘oh we can’t stand this match,’ or ‘oh my God this is a great match, it’s kind of funny, it’s kind of interesting,’ so I just look at it like ‘I’m gonna do the best I possibly can and give the match that hopefully everyone wants and deserves.”
Since sustaining the injury Miz has continued to appear on WWE television. Although at time of writing there is no timeframe for when the former world champion will return to action.