The Miz is reflecting on Stephanie McMahon's time at WWE ...
telling TMZ Sports he'll always be thankful for her
leadership and the impact she had on his career.
"For me, she's always been one of the people you can talk
to," Miz said at LAX this week. "She's done a lot for the
company, and she's a really good person as well."
Miz shares one example of Steph's positive influence ...
saying she green-lit one of his ideas -- The "Dirt Sheet"
video series with John Morrison -- which would eventually
pave the way for WWE's YouTube channel.
FYI -- WWE now has nearly 93 million subscribers on the
platform ... by far the most of any sports-related account.
But, it's not just the wrestling business that impressed Miz
-- he also praises Stephanie for creating Connor's Cure, a
foundation specializing in pediatric cancer research.
Stephanie was inspired to create the charity after Connor
Michalek, an 8-year-old WWE fan died from medulloblastoma, a
rare tumor that affects the brain and spinal cord.
Stephanie and her husband, Paul "Triple H" Levesque, founded
the organization after Connor passed away in 2014 ... and
have raised $3.8 million and assisted over 500 families
worldwide, according to the org.'s official website.
As we previously reported, Stephanie resigned from her role
as Co-CEO of WWE a few days after her father, Vince McMahon,
returned from his sixth-month hiatus.
Despite the shakeup, Miz says he's excited about the
company's future and is encouraged by the profound impact
the Superstars have on people's lives.
"Whoever is at the head at the time, we're just trying to do
our job as WWE Superstars to make people happy and give them
something to remember."
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