SmackDown Live superstar Daniel Bryan has said he feels like he may not be on The Miz's level, in an interview with Sport Bible.
Speaking about his former NXT-Pro turned nemesis, Bryan said how the A-Lister was clicking on every level.
He said: "It almost feels like it was for me in 2013 where he’s not the top guy on Raw but he’s starting to get those top guy reactions, more so than other people."
"You look at these people and think, ‘Ah, he’s better than me at this.’ So if Miz says I’m not on his level, I look at it like, ‘Maybe I’m not’ and that motivates me – how do I get on his level?"
Bryan has been facing The Miz on the company's recent European tour, Bryan's first since returning to competition earlier this year.
In the interview, the YES! movement leader also said how The Miz had by far the best match at Backlash, facing Seth Rollins for the Intercontinental Championship.
"When I lost to Rusev (in a Money In The Bank qualifier), he wrestled Jeff Hardy – which was a fantastic match. The knock on Miz for years was that he was a great talker but so-so in the ring," he said.
"This happened with [John] Cena too where people were like, ‘This guy can’t wrestle’ and while they are saying they can’t wrestle, they learn to wrestle and learn to be the best as far as in-ring stuff.”
Bryan retired from wrestling in 2016 due to severe injuries but made his in-ring return at WrestleMania 34.