We told you last month that The Miz was getting Grand Marshal honors at a Halloween parade in New Orleans. Over the weekend, we attended said parade and got to chat with the intercontinental champion amidst the carnival atmosphere.
For the record, The Miz was wearing a pumpkin suit and tie (à la David S. Pumpkins), and very kindly handled the mob of dance crews and high school marching bands who stopped practicing to take pictures. They Came to Play, but as soon as The Miz appeared, they stopped (no clue on The Price they Paid).
How do you feel about New Orleans as a destination for WWE events?
Are you kidding me? This is incredible. I mean, WWE coming to New Orleans, it’s always one big party here. And what better place to have WrestleMania on April 8th besides New Orleans. It has such rich character. I was driving by I was like, god, everything is just so beautiful, so nice. I just love this city, it’s so much fun.
Recently a “Champions Square” was put up near the Super Dome, displaying notable local sports moment. What has to happen to get a Miz statue there?
Just me entering the Super Dome at WrestleMania 34 will be a moment enough to last people a lifetime. So whether they put a statue of me or not, it will be remembered more than anything that’s ever happened in the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome.
I think we should replace the “Mercedes-Benz” sponsorship and just have it be the “Awesome” Super Dome.
The “Awesome” Super Dome! I mean, what better way to do it than that?
Favorite Halloween costume as a kid?
Freddy Krueger. I was Freddy Krueger for 5 years in a row.
What Halloween candy is the Miz household handing out this year?
I’m handing out pennies. And apples. Because I’m a bad guy. I’m giving the kids apples and saying ‘you better eat it.’
You’re making “Krewe of Boo” the most must-see Halloween parade this year. I think a Miz parade would be head and shoulders above any other Intercontinental Champion’s parade. Out of all the former title holders, who would have the worst?
Zach Ryder. Because it would be filled with Disney characters. And that’s not what Halloween is about; it’s about scaring people.
What’s the main event going to be for WrestleMania 2018?
Oh, gee. Let me think. The Miz and whoever the unlucky person is that’s gonna lose. That’s what the main event is. Tickets are on sale November 17th — make sure you get them because you’re not gonna wanna miss WrestleMania in New Orleans. It’s gonna be Awesome.