Alex Riley Talks About The Miz Helping His WWE Career, Ovation From Audience

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Alex Riley, who will face off against his former protege The Miz, recently sat down with the Carroll County Times to promote this Sunday’s Capitol Punishment pay-per-view. Regarding the response he’s been getting from the audience since turning babyface, he says that he “didn’t really expect the reaction.” He added, I know a lot of people don’t like [The Miz] and wanted to see him take a beating. But, no, I didn’t know how they’d feel about me.”

Regarding WWE giving him time and an opportunity to wrestle the Miz, he said,n”The opportunity to be with The Miz, when he said ‘I know you didn’t win a contract, but I’d love for you to be a part of what I’m doing,’ he was an utmost professional. I knew he was going to be really successful. To be part of that train, I just jumped on it. He prepares a lot harder than most people I know. He’s a great speaker, he looks the part, he’s a pro at all times. It was great to have that common bond with him and learn about the business from the inside out with him. He really approaches it the right way. He’s a great performer, he does a lot of things really well, pays attention to detail and I watched and learned from him. There are a lot of things I wanted to step away and do on my own. Now I’m getting that opportunity. I’ll always owe him; he gave me a start when I didn’t have a job. I learned a lot from him.”

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