The Miz

The Miz

Personal Information

Full Name Michael 'The Miz' Mizanin
Date of Birth October 8, 1980
Nationality American
Birth Place Parma, Ohio
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 221 lb (100 kg)
Current Team(s)
Theme Song "I Came To Play"
Debut August 1, 2003
Nickname The A-Lister
Family Parents: George Mizanin, Barbara Pappas

The Miz News

The Miz answers a peculiar question by former WWE Superstar The Miz answers a peculiar question by former WWE Superstar
The Miz answers a peculiar question by former WWE Superstar
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Former WWE champion strives to be like The Miz Former WWE champion strives to be like The Miz
Former WWE champion strives to be like The Miz
Female AEW star gushes over The Miz - "He has it all" Female AEW star gushes over The Miz - "He has it all"
Female AEW star gushes over The Miz - "He has it all"
"Don't you know?" - R-Truth forced to remind 21-time WWE champion he is a legend live on-air "Don't you know?" - R-Truth forced to remind 21-time WWE champion he is a legend live on-air
"Don't you know?" - R-Truth forced to remind 21-time WWE champion he is a legend live on-air
Recently dethroned champion says he "selfishly" wants to be part of John Cena's retirement tour Recently dethroned champion says he "selfishly" wants to be part of John Cena's retirement tour
Recently dethroned champion says he "selfishly" wants to be part of John Cena's retirement tour

The Miz Videos

Several WWE NXT Superstars released; What did The Miz refuse to do at WrestleMania 37? | WWE News Roundup
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Several WWE NXT Superstars released; What did The Miz refuse to do at WrestleMania 37? | WWE News Roundup
Braun Strowman and The Miz reportedly injured at Wrestlemania Backlash | WWE News Roundup
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Braun Strowman and The Miz reportedly injured at Wrestlemania Backlash | WWE News Roundup
Tatanka talks about facing The Miz, Bobby Lashley winning the WWE Championship & more
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Tatanka talks about facing The Miz, Bobby Lashley winning the WWE Championship & more
Bobby Lashley dominates The Miz and Braun Strowman; What's wrong with Asuka? | WWE RAW Highlights
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Bobby Lashley dominates The Miz and Braun Strowman; What's wrong with Asuka? | WWE RAW Highlights
The Miz reveals whether it's easier for him to play a heel, comments on John Morrison, Big E, and more
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The Miz reveals whether it's easier for him to play a heel, comments on John Morrison, Big E, and more

The Miz: A Brief Biography

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Michael Gregory Mizanin is an American professional wrestler, television personality 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.

The Miz is one of the most talented superstars present in the WWE in the present times. Despite being a comedic and cowardly heel, he also poses a serious challenge to opponents when it comes to title fights. He is famous for his signature moves like Skull-Crushing finale, Figure-Four Leglock and "It" Kicks which he uses to defeat his opponents.


Also Read: Who is The Miz married to?


Early Life


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.


Professional Wrestling Career

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Early Years and WWE (2003-2006)


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.





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Main Roster, John Morrison and US Champion (2006-2010)


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.





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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.





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WWE Champion and Awesome Truth (2010-2013)


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.





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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.





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A-Lister (2013-2016)


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.





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Intercontinental Champion and Miztourage (2016-2018)


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.





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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.





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Daniel Bryan, Shane McMahon, and Bray Wyatt (2018-2020)


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.

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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.





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Team with Morrison and 2nd WWE Championship reign (2020)


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.




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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.


Edge and other feuds (2022-present)


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.





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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. It intially started when Dexter Lumis kidnapped The Miz on August 22, 2022 Raw episode. However, Johnny Gargano revaealed that the Miz was the matermind begind these stalkings and attacks as he was paying Lumis. Subsequently, The Miz stopped Lumis' payment and he started attacking for real. This culminated in an Anything Goes match between the on November 28, 2022 episode of Raw where Dexter Lumis beat Miz and got a WWE contract. These two again faced each other in a Winner Takes All Ladder Match on Raw episode of December 19, 2022 where Miz defated Lumis thanks to disturbance from Bronson Reed. This led to their rivalry coming to an end. After that, Miz, started a streak of losing all his matches.

During the Royal Rumble on January 28, 2023, The Miz entered the ring as number 3 and fought Gunther and Sheamus. Eventually, a superkick from Johnny Gargano and a brogue kick from Sheamus led to his elimination. Following this, Miz celebrated his anniversary on February 20, 2023 Raw episode. He got an envelop fropm his wife Maryse. The contents of this envelope were revaled on the next episode of Raw leading to Miz becoming the host of Wrestlemania 39 on April 1&2, 2023.During Wrestlemania, Pat McAfee abnd Snoop Dogg defated him. Following this, an open challenge was issued by Miz on June 19, 2023 Raw episode and it was answered by a returning Tommaso Ciampa. Ciampa won the fight, thereby ending their teamup. However, The Miz won his first match of 2023 on July 11, 2023 Raw episode when he beat Tommaso Ciampa in a No Disqualification match due to assistance from Bronson Reed.


Feud Against LA Knight and Face Turn (2023-Present)


In 2023, The Miz was involved in a feud against LA Knight. He lost to Knight at WWE Payback while John Cena acted as the special guest referee of the match. In October, he got involved in a feud against Gunther for his beloved WWE Intercontinental Championship. This marked a face turn for The Miz. He failed to defeat Gunther at Survivor Series: WarGames. In a last-ditch effort, he challenged Gunther for a match on Monday Night RAW of December 18 but failed to win. This loss meant he could no longer challenge for the title as long as The Miz was the champion.


In 2024, The Miz reformed the Awesome Truth alongside R-Truth to battle The Judgment Day.


Filmography


YearTitleRole
2012The CampaignHimself
2013The Marine 3: HomefrontJake Carter
2013Queens of the RingHimself
2013Christmas BountyMike "Mikey Muscles"
2014Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania MysteryHimself
2015The Marine 4: Moving TargetJake Carter
2015Santa's Little HelperDax
2016Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed DemonHimself
2017The Marine 5: BattlegroundJake Carter
2018The Marine 6: Close QuartersJake Carter
2019Fighting with My FamilyHimself
2020The Main EventHimself


Championships and Accomplishments


ChampionshipNumber of Times
DSW Heavyweight Championship1
OVW Southern Tag Team Championship1
WWE Championship2
WWE Intercontinental Championship8
WWE United States Championship2
WWE Tag Team Championship4
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship2
World Tag Team Championship2
Money in the Bank2
Triple Crown Champion25th
Grand Slam Champion5th
2-time Grand Slam Champion1st
Slammy Award2

The Miz's Net Worth 2024


According to many online sources, "The Miz" is said to have an estimated net worth of around $20 million in 2024. This mainly comes from his wrestling matches as well as his acting and television appearances and brand endorsements.


The Miz Family

Here is a look at the family members of The Miz

Father

George Mizanin is the father of The Miz. He is an actor like his son and has also apopeared in television shows like Miz and Mrs., and WWE. The Miz even revaled a story about his father's fight with his basketball coach, thereby leading him to get cut off from the team. He is unfortunately divorced from his wife.

Mother

Barbara Pappas is The Miz's mother. She is also an actress and media personality who has appeared in shows like Miz and Mrs. She is divorced from her husand and later married another man with whom she had two children.

Step Siblings

The Miz has two step siblings from his mother's second marriage. He has a step brother named Jimmy and a step sister named Tonia. Not much else is available about them.

Children

The Miz has two children. He along with Maryse welcomed his first child in the form of a daughter on March 27, 2018. They named her Monroe Sky Mizanin and her age is now 5 years.

Their second child, also a daughter was born on September 20, 2019. Her name is Madison Jade Mizanin and her age is presently 3 years, soon to be 4 years old.

The Miz Wife

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The Miz is the husband of Maryse Mizanin. Before marriage, her name was Maryse Ouellet. Born on January 21, 1983 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, she is a wrestler, model and actor.

The Miz and Maryse Ouellet first came across one another in WWE Diva Search. They eventually got to know each other after having a conversation at an episode of Raw. The Miz proposed to her in February 2013 in the same room they met during WWE Diva Search in Ritz-Carlton, California. Eventually, the couple became husband and wife on Ferbruary 20, 2014 at the One and Only Ocean Club in the Bahamas. They have been together as a family with their children for almost 9 years now.


Also Read: How much is the Miz worth in 2024?

FAQs

A. The Miz is married to Maryse Mizanin (nee Ouellet).

A. The Miz's real name is Mike Mizanin.

A. The Miz is 6'2" (188 cm) in height and weighs 221 lbs (100 kg).

A. The Miz is notable for using Skull Crushing Finale, Figure-Four Leglock and "It" Kicks as his signature moves.

A. The Miz uses "I came to Play" by Downstait as his entrance theme song.

A. The Miz is father to two girls - Monroe Sky and Madison Jade. 

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