The Advertiser has an interview up with WWE star The Miz that plugs tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw taping in Lafayette, LA. Here are some of the highlights.

On why it was always a dream to be a pro wrestler:
“WWE has always been a dream of mine. As a kid, I used to dream of being Hulk Hogan. Watching in high school, I never thought I could be at that level. I’ve been working really hard to get there. It’s incredible. Not very many people get to do what I’m doing.”

On his involvement with MTV reality shows:
“The reality is, it was really hard. The fact is while I was doing reality shows, I was working my way through professional wrestling. I worked my way up into the big leagues, building my name from there. I’ve gained the respect of the locker room and of the fans.”

On having fun with WWE:
“It’s the biggest thrill ride anyone can have. It’s like a rock concert and improv show and athletic event, all combined in one. There’s no experience like it.”

To check out the full interview, click here.