Michael Gregory Mizanin is an American professional wrestler and actor signed with WWE. He is best known for his work as The Miz and acted in several movies and television shows. He has his reality tv show called The Miz and Mrs. He is a former grand slam champion.
Michael Mizanin was born on October 8, 1980, in Parma, Ohio. He has two half-siblings. Miz attended Normandy High School and was the captain of the school's cross-county and basketball teams. He was also interested in swimming and was a member of the student government. The Miz attended Miami University and also studied business at the Richard T. Farmer School of Business.
Miz dated fellow WWE Superstar Maryse for a long time before finally marrying on February 20, 2014. The couple has two daughters namely Monroe Sky Mizanin (born on March 27, 2018) and Madison Jade Mizanin (born on September 20, 2019). The family star together in the American reality television series Miz & Mrs., which airs on USA Network.
Mizanin began his wrestling career by joining Ultimate Pro Wrestling. In 2004, he entered Tough Enough and came in second. They later offered him a developmental contract from WWE and became a host for the company. Mizanin was sent to OVW and DSW to further train as a wrestler.
Mizanin made his main roster debut on SmackDown. He went by The Miz and defeated Tanaka. The Miz was often involved in hosting divas segments such as Divas Search, Bikini Contest, and Holiday Specials.
After returning from ECW to SmackDown, The Miz and Morrison formed a team and defeated MVP and Matt Hardy for the WWE Tag Team Championships. The duo became popular due to their backstage segments called The Dirt Sheet.
The team stayed together for two years. After moving to RAW, they won the World Tag Team Championships from Kofi Kingston and CM Punk. At WrestleMania 25, they lost the title to The Colons. During the Draft, the duo was separated, and The Miz turned on Morrison.
After the Draft, The Miz began wrestling as a single's wrestler and defeated Kofi Kingston to win the WWE United States Championship. At Bragging Rights, he defeated his former partner, John Morrison, in a champion vs champion match. At Money in the Bank, he won the money in the bank contract.
After losing the United States Championship to Daniel Bryan, The Miz targeted the WWE title. On RAW, he cashed in on Randy Orton and became the WWE Champion. At WrestleMania, he defeated John Cena due to interference by The Rock. At Extreme Rules, he lost the title to Cena.
Over the coming months, he feuded with Cena and formed a team with R-Truth called Awesome Truth. The duo faced Cena and The Rock at Survivor Series and lost. He faced Punk for the WWE Championship frequently and lost. At WrestleMania XXVIII, he joined Team Johnny and won.
At RAW 1000, he defeated Christian to become WWE Intercontinental Champion. After losing the title to Kingston, he turned face and started working with Ric Flair, where he adopted the figure four leg lock. At WrestleMania XXIX, he defeated Wade Barrett to win the Intercontinental title and lost it the next night.
After several unsuccessful feuds in 2013, The Miz went on a hiatus to shoot for a movie. In 2014, he returned with a new gimmick and turned heel. At Battleground, he won his third Intercontinental Championship and lost it to Ziggler at SummerSlam.
After SummerSlam, Damien Sandow began working with The Miz as his stunt double. The duo gained popularity and won the WWE Tag Team Championships at Survivor Series. The Miz turned on Sandow after they lost the titles. On RAW, The Miz defeated Sandow and ended their feud.
After WrestleMania 32, he defeated Zack Ryder on RAW and won the title. The Miz automatically turned face due to his promo with Daniel Bryan. After feuding with Ziggler, he lost the title at No Mercy and regained the title at SmackDown 900. The Miz and Maryse began feuding with John Cena and Nikki Bella after he lost the title to Dean Ambrose.
At WrestleMania 33, the duo lost to Cena and Bella. During the Superstar Shake-up, they went to RAW. At Extreme Rules, The Miz defeated Ambrose to win the Intercontinental Championship for the seventh time. He formed a stable called the Miztourage with Bo-Dallas and Curtis Axel. The night after Survivor Series, he lost the title to Roman Reigns.
In 2018, he returned and feuded with Roman Reigns. At RAW's 25th Anniversary, he defeated Reigns to win his eighth Intercontinental Championship. At WrestleMania 34, he lost the title to Seth Rollins.
After WrestleMania, The Miz was sent to SmackDown, and he began his feud with Daniel Bryan, which began in 2016. At SummerSlam, he defeated Bryan with the help of brass knuckles. The Miz ended the feud at Hell in a cell when he and Maryse defeated Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella.
At Crown Jewel, The Miz went to the finals of the best in the world cup. However, he was replaced during the match by Shane McMahon. It led to the two teaming up and winning the SmackDown Tag Team Championships at Royal Rumble.
After Elimination Chamber, McMahon turned on Miz attacked him. At WrestleMania 35, McMahon defeated The Miz in a falls count anywhere match. At Money in the Bank, The Miz lost to Shane McMahon in a steel cage match.
The Miz began his feud for the Universal Championship against Wyatt. Wyatt played several mind games leading up to their match at TLC. At TLC, The Miz lost to Bray Wyatt.
After attacking Kingston on SmackDown and cutting a promo on the crowd, The Miz turned heel and joined forces with the returning John Morrison. The duo won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship at Super Show Down.
The duo lost the title to The New Day on SmackDown. In 2020, The Miz and Morrison stayed as a team and competed on RAW and SmackDown as a team. At Hell in a Cell, The Miz won the money in the bank contract from Otis.
At Elimination Chamber, The Miz cashed in and won the WWE Championship for the second time. He lost the title in eight days to Bobby Lashley on RAW. At WrestleMania 37, The Miz and Morrison lost to Bad Bunny and Damien Priest.
The Miz and Morrison feuded with Damien Priest for months to come before getting injured. In August, he turned on John Morrison and was written off television due to his injury. After returning, he feuded with Edge. At Day 1, he lost to Edge. At Royal Rumble, Edge and Beth Phoenix defeated Maryse and The Miz. At WrestleMania 37, Miz tagged with Logan Paul and defeated Rey and Dominik Mysterio. Following the match, Miz turned on Paul.
After WrestleMania, Miz was accompanied by Ciampa, who joined RAW after leaving NXT. The latter started helping Miz in all his matches. At SummerSlam, Logan Paul defeated The Miz in a singles match. Currently, The Miz is feuding against Dexter Lumis who has been stalking The Miz for a long time.
The Miz is married to Maryse.