- The Miz
- United States
- 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
- 221 lb (100 kg
- August 1, 2003
- Date of Birth
- October 8, 1980
The Miz, born Michael Gregory Mizanin on October 8, 1980, in Parma, Ohio, is a well-established professional wrestler, reality television star, and actor. He first gained fame on MTV’s “The Real World: Back to New York” in 2001 before transitioning to a career in professional wrestling with WWE.
Mizanin entered the world of wrestling through the WWE reality show “Tough Enough,” where he finished as the runner-up in 2004. His early wrestling persona was that of a host for SmackDown, but he eventually transitioned to an in-ring performer.
Throughout his career, The Miz developed into one of the company’s most reliable stars. He honed his character – an arrogant and cowardly Hollywood A-lister – to perfection, becoming one of the standout heels (villains) in the company.
Notable Rivalries and Matches
The Miz has been involved in numerous notable feuds. One of his most significant rivalries was with John Cena, which culminated in a headline match at WrestleMania XXVII in 2011, a match The Miz won. Other notable rivalries include those with Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, and Shane McMahon.
Titles and Statistics
The Miz is a decorated superstar, having held numerous titles throughout his career. He is a two-time WWE Champion, eight-time Intercontinental Champion, eight-time tag team champion, and two-time United States Champion. He also won the Money in the Bank ladder match in 2010, which he successfully cashed in for his first WWE Championship.
Tag Team Partners
The Miz has had several tag team partners, including John Morrison, with whom he’s had multiple successful tag title runs. He was also part of the successful team “Miz and Mrs.” with his wife, Maryse.
The Miz’s finishing move is the Skull Crushing Finale, a full nelson facebuster that he executes with a touch of Hollywood flair.
Ring Attire and Entrance Music
The Miz’s in-ring attire usually consists of trunks, boots, and occasionally a bandana or sunglasses to play up his Hollywood star persona.
His entrance theme, “I Came to Play” by Downstait, complements his egotistical Hollywood character perfectly.
The Miz is married to former WWE Divas Champion Maryse, and they have two daughters together. Their life outside the ring is featured in the reality series “Miz & Mrs.”
The Miz’s journey from reality TV to professional wrestling hasn’t been smooth, but his continual improvement both in the ring and on the mic has made him one of WWE’s most valuable players. He has successfully transformed from a reality star to a legitimate wrestling superstar, maintaining his relevance over the years through character development and consistent performance.
This guide provides a comprehensive look into The Miz’s career, emphasizing his growth as a performer, significant rivalries, title accomplishments, and unique Hollywood persona. His journey underscores the versatility and determination that has made him a mainstay in WWE.