In an interview with Sports Illustrated, The Miz talked about Daniel Bryan and how if the GM came back for another match, he would love to face him. Miz kept the art of kayfabe alive a little bit when he commented the following:
"I would love to beat him up. I would love to beat him up in a WWE ring, all day every day. But I don't know what the plans are for Daniel. I know his passion is in the WWE ring, now whether that's as a general manager or as a professional wrestler, I don't know, I don't know his plans," The Miz said. "I know he's working tremendously hard to get back in the WWE ring, and I [have my] fingers crossed because I would love to have a match with Daniel Bryan. He's one of the best in-ring technicians that WWE has ever seen, and I would like to showcase how much better I am than him."
Bryan has been thriving to get back in the ring with a different, safer style for quite some time now but WWE doctors have refused to medically clear him due to his past history with concussions that ultimately forced him to retire from the ring.