Talking Smack has become an increasingly popular show that appears to have newsworthy moments every single week right now.
The show is a WWE Network exclusive and it airs after every single episode of Smackdown with Renee Young and general manager Daniel Bryan.
It is meant to come across as a mix between a work and a shoot. In essence, that means that the show is partly scripted, but superstars can go off the cuff as well.
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This certainly appeared to be the case when The Miz tore into Bryan on last night's edition after the now-retired Bryan criticised the Intercontinental champion's in-ring style.
The back-and-forth resulted in Bryan walking off the set as the Miz continued to berate him and labeled him a coward. The crux of the argument was that Bryan believed the Miz was soft and didn't take risks in the ring like AJ Styles and John Cena did at SummerSlam.
The so-called Hollywood A-lister took exception to that claim and insisted he takes measures to ensure that he never gets injured and he can turn up and work every single night. He then sounded off on the Leader of the Yes Movement for leaving the squared circle and insisted if the WWE wouldn't let him return, then he should quit and join his indie buddies in bingo halls.
Conversely, The Miz was upset when he heard that Bryan had to retire earlier this year. In a video posted by the WWE, Miz said it had been an honour to share a ring with Bryan.
Of course, Bryan got his break in the WWE under Miz's tutelage as part of the old NXT, too.
It remains to be seen how much of what The Miz said is real and how much he was goaded into saying. If it was scripted, one would think the payoff isn't worth the build-up as Bryan cannot wrestle. And, if he could, would they wheel him out of retirement for The Miz?
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