This particular feud started out innocently enough. When The Miz was placed in the main event of WrestleMania 27, defending his WWE Title against John Cena, wrestlers like CM Punk were upset. They felt they were better than The Miz, and that they deserved to be in the Mania main event, collecting the big pay day that brings. That's fine, because that's how you're supposed to feel. Whether you're someone like CM Punk, or someone at the bottom of the card, you're supposed to look at yourself as if you're deserving of being a top name. Punk would not be shy about his opinions, doing media interviews stating that he should have been the one to face Cena. Miz, as would be expected, didn't appreciate someone going to the media and essentially saying that he wasn't deserving to be a main event player. To his credit, all accounts say that Miz handled the issue internally, and didn't return any of the vitriol in public. Punk, on the other hand, would continue to make snide comments for years, carrying over into some not-so-positive things said during the documentary on his WWE-produced DVD set. Even though Punk's opinion on The Miz is something that many wrestling fans share, Punk came out of things looking bad, with people thinking he took things too far and continued to drive his point into the ground, even after he long surpassed Miz in the WWE hierarchy.
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