Metro.co.uk is featuring an interview with current WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz where he talks about Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior being his inspiration to become WWE Champion.

“When I was a kid, I was inspired by those larger-than-life characters such as Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior. I did the reality show The Real World, which made me realize I could do anything I wanted to in life. I’m from Ohio and the expectation was you go to high school, then college, then come home and get a job and a family and that’s where you stay. The Real World showed me I don’t have to do that small city thing – I wanted to become a WWE Superstar and I did it.”