CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from Feb. 12, 2021.
In the week since the Houston Texans granted J.J. Watt's request for a release, many Cleveland Browns fans have made their pitches for the star defensive end to sign with their favorite team. Very few, if any, however, have cut a better promo than Mike "The Miz" Mizanin.
Appearing on ESPN's "SportsNation" on Friday morning, the Parma native turned WWE superstar was asked about the possibility of Watt signing with the Browns. As only he can, The Miz proceeded to cut an epic promo pitching the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year on signing with his hometown team.
"You want to win a Super Bowl? You want a team with a winning mentality? Are you sick and tired of losing and losing upon losing? Do you want a city that is behind you 100 percent?" The Miz says. "You did wonders, amazing things for the Houston Texans, for the city of Houston, you've done so many charities. I've watched you raise money for the city. You know what other city would love to have you? That would embrace everything that J.J. Watt has? And not only that, but go against your brother and beat your brother down twice a year.
"How much can we offer you? Whatever you need, we've got it. We've got the money, we've got the draft picks, we've got everything that you need that Cleveland needs to win a Super Bowl. Come to Cleveland, J.J. Watt, and you too will be awesome -- and have a Super Bowl ring."
Since becoming a free agent, Watt has been linked to the Browns, as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Earlier this week, BetOnline named Cleveland the betting favorite to land the five-time Pro Bowl selection.