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The Miz spoke with SPORTbible on fans letting him know about his title records and how Seth Rollins is doing as the current WWE Intercontinental Championship. Here are some of the highlights:

Fans making such a big deal about records:

“I feel like I have done so much in WWE that we just make up stuff now! It’s like, ‘I’ve had more combined days than every superstar besides one to be the Intercontinental champion!’ Is it cool? Sure. Do we make a bigger deal of it now, with social media? Absolutely. I wouldn’t even be able to tell you unless people tell me on the internet, ‘Hey, guess what – you have x amount of combined days until you are beating Pedro Morales for the longest-reigning Intercontinental champion, or, ‘You need one more reign to tie Chris Jericho!’ I think you guys care about it a little bit more than I do.”

Current WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins:

“I think Seth is doing a fantastic job with the Intercontinental championship. He’s had it for maybe a month and has probably defended it more times than I have in the past year! He’s on a hot-streak right now. His song says ‘Burn it down!’ and every time he goes out there that’s exactly what he tries to do. He elevates superstars every time they are in the ring; I saw a match with Mojo Rawley and it was the best match I have ever seen Mojo in, in his entire career. That just shows you not only how good Mojo is, he was able to showcase, but how good Seth Rollins really is. I don’t think he can elevate it any more than I already have but I think he’ll keep it at that same level.”

Miz also discussed past IC Champions. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.

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SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella recently did a lengthy Q&A for the WWE website at this link. Below are highlights:

The SmackDown LIVE after WrestleMania, you cashed in on Charlotte Flair. What made that the right moment?

At WrestleMania, there’s so many big moments, and I didn’t want it to get lost. I wanted everyone to be talking about it. The SmackDown after was the perfect opportunity. Charlotte did the impossible and broke Asuka’s streak. The WrestleMania Week crowd is such a special vibe. Plus, my parents and family were there. I wanted them to see it. It was perfect.

Once the referee counts three and you have the SmackDown Women’s Championship in your hands, what’s going through your mind?

All of the hard work that I’ve put in over the last few years. Everything came full circle. I thought about being the last draft pick, not debuting with Cass & Enzo on the Raw after WrestleMania. I thought about everyone doubting me, telling me I’ll never be champion, that I’m just a hype girl. I thought about all of that and … the feeling I had was indescribable.

I love proving people wrong. I love doing things that people say I can’t do. I started my journey in NXT four years ago, and now I’m champion. People can complain and say whatever they want, but I’m still the champion. I did it. I’ll never forget that feeling.

You’ve still been dealing with your fair share of detractors on social media lately, including those who think your title win is tainted because of The IIconics’ attack on Charlotte. Ultimately, what do you have to say to those who think you don’t deserve to be where you are today?

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks I deserve. I don’t deserve anything; I earn it. I worked hard and put in the effort. People say that I went off what The IIconics did, but that’s what every single Money in the Bank holder did — wait for the perfect opportunity. You don’t just wait for the champion to be up and then have a normal title opportunity. You have to be sneaky. You have to do it in the way that guarantees a title win. I didn’t want to cash in and lose it. At the end of the day, I don’t care what anyone says because I did everything the way I wanted to do it, and I won.

Source: WWE

The Miz recently spoke with Yahoo Sports to promote WrestleMania 34. The full interview is at this link and below are highlights:

Defending against Seth Rollins and Finn Balor at WrestleMania 34:

“Even though my match is not called the main event, I plan on making it the main event and people to talk about it for years to come, moments that last a lifetime. We have all of the components. Finn Balor and Seth Rollins, as much as I make fun of them and degrade them, they are two of the top, elite, talents in WWE.”

Vince McMahon, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon believing in him:

“To be one of the focal points of Raw, to know that Vince [McMahon], Hunter [Triple H], Stephanie [McMahon], Shane [McMahon], that all of the execs, believe in me and know that I can put out there and revolve a show around me, that my star power can bring people into an arena, make people watch at home, that is second to none. That trust, that is what you live for as a WWE superstar.”

Social media:

“I think social media is so huge nowadays. It’s like a reality show, if you really think about it. You’re learning about everyone’s life at every minute, I know exactly what The Rock and Kevin Hart are doing at every moment because they’re always talking about themselves and filming themselves doing it. I feel like I know them. I think it’s a great opportunity for people to know who you are as a person and as a character.”

Source: Yahoo Sports

Dennis Rodman still pops up now and then, including on a TMZ video Monday. Asked for his opinion on LiAngelo Ball’s game, the “Worm” didn’t mince words.

“He is not good at all,” Rodman said. “He’s awful. He’s just awful.”

The middle brother of Lonzo and LaMelo recently declared for June’s NBA draft, where he’s not anticipated to be selected. Rodman, however, thinks he has a small chance of being picked, and credits the very invention that helped make the Balls famous as a potential impetus.

“Just because of social media, I’d say a 10 percent chance,” Rodman said.

The Hall of Famer wasn’t particularly impressed by LiAngelo’s 72-point performance in Lithuania, either.

“Teams over there just pretty much suck,” he said.

Cue LaVar.

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Source: Fortune

Stephanie McMahon was interviewed at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit in Laguna Niguel, California on Wednesday. Here are some of the highlights:

Her father receiving death threats:

“He was invading their territories, and getting better television coverage. He thought he had the better product, and ultimately, he did, and they didn’t take to kindly to that. He told me a great story about a threat from a notorious gangster and being in this room, this old hotel, with the dark wooden panel walls and this big oversized man with a very unattractive face. He was threatening my Dad’s life and my Dad was willing to stand up to him and all these different people to make his dreams come true.”

WWE’s influence on social media:

“We trend on Twitter 52 weeks a year. We’re the No. 1 sports channel on YouTube, with 12 billion views a year.”

Delaying her memoir:

“I’m personally reassessing. It was originally supposed to be a memoir. But as the first book from my family, it needed to be so much more. I want to make it bigger and better. I gotta tell my family’s story.”

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As noted, real-life couple Alberto Del Rio and Paige were drafted to separate brands last month, with Paige going to RAW and Del Rio to SmackDown. Shortly after the draft, Paige had removed all references of Del Rio from her social media account, before re-adding them a week later. Dave Meltzer noted on last night’s episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that Del Rio and Paige are likely on separate brands because of Paige’s social media posts.

“Del Rio’s getting in trouble with that stuff,” Meltzer said, referring to social media. “Del Rio and Paige. That’s why they’re on separate brands.”

When asked if social media caused WWE to split them up, Meltzer replied, “I don’t think that anybody will actually say that. But yeah, I think so.”

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Source: Naluda

Summer Rae recently did a Q&A with Naluda Interviews. The full interview is at this link and below are highlights:

What is your best body part?

I’m 5’10” and all legs. I use them in the ring as weapons so I make sure to train them hard in the gym.

What is the greatest thing about being a WWE diva?

The greatest thing about being a WWE Superstar is being able to reach so many people. We have so many young girls that look up to us and that drives me to lead by example. Being able to volunteer with our charitable causes within WWE and for causes I personally believe in is great with such a large fan base. It allows us to spread the word to so many.

What is fun and rewarding about your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the smiles we put on people’s faces. No matter what kind of day or week or month they were having, when they step into that arena they get to forget about all of that for a couple hours. That is why I do this!

And what is not?

Spending so much time on the road is the biggest challenge for me with WWE. I’ve missed weddings and births. I’ve spent a lot of time away from my friends and family for so many years. That part is really hard.

What do you think of Social Media?

There’s the good and the bad aspects to Social Media. What I do find great is how much social media has changed business’ and the way they structure their marketing. Social media currently has such a strong influence that it has changed how products are marketed and distributed. There’s huge opportunities for both companies and influencers that didn’t exist a couple years ago. Also the influence of social media is so strong that you can really spread your message and make an impact in today’s society.