50 Facts About The Miz


The Miz is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name The Miz.


The Miz won Battle of the Seasons and The Inferno II.


The Miz reached the final of Battle of the Network Reality Stars, and won a Reality Stars-themed episode of Fear Factor in 2006.


The Miz has won the WWE Championship twice, the Intercontinental Championship eight times, the United States Championship twice, as well as a total of eight tag team championships, giving him 20 overall championships in WWE.


The Miz won the 2010 Money in the Bank ladder match.


The Miz's parents are divorced; he has a step-father and two half-siblings.


The Miz attended Normandy High School, where he was the captain of the basketball and cross country teams, participated in swimming, was a member of the student government, and edited the yearbook.

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The Miz then attended Miami University, where he was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity and studied business at the Richard T Farmer School of Business before being chosen as a cast member on The Real World.


In contrast to Mizanin's usually placid demeanor, The Miz was angry, combative and headstrong.


Mizanin later realized that The Miz would make an excellent professional wrestling gimmick.


The Miz's partner was his former girlfriend and castmate, Trishelle Cannatella, and the two won the competition.


On October 5,2011, The Miz starred in an episode of H8R.


The Miz appeared on an episode of Destroy Build Destroy on March 3,2010.


The Miz appeared as a guest star in a March 2012 episode of Psych.


The Miz continued his partnership with Matt Cappotelli throughout the second half of 2005 in WWE dark matches and house shows until Cappotelli, nominally of Ohio Valley Wrestling, was diagnosed with a brain tumor after an injury at a taping in December 2005.


At Royal Rumble on January 28,2007, The Miz entered in the Royal Rumble match as the 29th entrant, but only lasted seven seconds before being eliminated by The Great Khali.


The Miz was drafted to the ECW brand on June 17 as part of the 2007 supplemental draft.


The Miz was absent from the first few weeks of ECW, though he was the subject of backstage mentions between matches and had several short Miz TV Crashes ECW video segments.


The Miz then began a feud with Balls Mahoney after Kelly Kelly began to fall in love with Mahoney on screen.


Morrison and The Miz co-wrote each episode of The Dirt Sheet each week.


The pick was then revealed to be The Miz and retaliated by subsequently attacking Morrison, ending their partnership and thus turning John Morrison into a fan favorite.


The Miz then debuted his new finisher, the Skull-Crushing Finale, and used it on Eugene.


The Miz soon began a rivalry with MVP that began with a critically well-received verbal exchange between the two.


The Miz retained the championship against Orton again at Royal Rumble on January 30,2011 and Lawler on February 20 at Elimination Chamber.


The Miz would be the first entrant in the 2012 Royal Rumble match on January 29, eliminating Alex Riley and R-Truth and lasting over 45 minutes before he was eliminated by Big Show.

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The Miz picked up the win for Team Johnny after pinning Zack Ryder with the help of Eve, ending his twenty-match losing streak dating back to 2011.


At Raw 1000, The Miz defeated Christian to win his first Intercontinental Championship, becoming the 25th Triple Crown Champion and a Grand Slam Champion in the process.


The Miz then began a feud with United States Champion Antonio Cesaro.


The Miz challenged for Cesaro's United States Championship at the Royal Rumble pre-show on January 27, on February 17 at Elimination Chamber and on the March 1,2013 episode of SmackDown, but was unsuccessful each time.


The Miz was the first entrant in the Royal Rumble match later that night but was eliminated by Bubba Ray Dudley.


At Royal Rumble on January 24,2016, The Miz competed in the 2016 Royal Rumble match, entering at number 25 and lasting nearly 9 minutes before being eliminated by Roman Reigns.


Two weeks later on SmackDown, The Miz successfully defended the championship against Apollo Crews.


On January 29, The Miz entered the 2017 Royal Rumble match at number 15 and lasted 32 minutes until he was eliminated by The Undertaker.


The Miz then participated in the 2018 Royal Rumble match on January 28, but he failed to win the match after being eliminated by the combined effort of Rollins and Reigns.


Also around this time, The Miz took part in the Mixed Match Challenge tournament, with Asuka as his partner.


The Miz defeated Bryan after pinning him following the undetected use of a pair of brass knuckles.


The Miz would begin to pursue a partnership with McMahon, with the promise of becoming the "best tag team in the world".


The Miz then competed in the 2019 King of the Ring, but was eliminated in the first round by Baron Corbin.


The Miz subsequently challenged Ciampa to a match, which he would lose via pinfall.


The Miz participated in the 2020 Royal Rumble match but was eliminated by the eventual winner Drew McIntyre in 30 seconds.


The Miz entered the Royal Rumble match on January 31,2021, but he was quickly eliminated by the debuting Damian Priest.


The next week on Raw, The Miz attacked Morrison, ending their partnership.


The Miz then stopped paying Lumis, and the attacks became real.


At the Royal Rumble on January 28,2023 The Miz entered the titular match third but was eliminated by Sheamus.


At the event, The Miz in lost impromptu matches against Pat McAfee and Snoop Dogg, the latter replacing an legitimately injured Shane McMahon early in the bout.

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The Miz's finisher, per the reality television and Hollywood tie-ins to his character, is a full nelson facebuster dubbed the Skull Crushing Finale.


The Miz originally performed a swinging neckbreaker dubbed Mizard of Oz that he developed into a running knee lift followed by a neckbreaker slam, named the Reality Check, before abandoning both and adopting his current finisher in mid-2009.


In 2008, The Miz made his first WWE video game appearance in WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2009 and appears in every WWE video game since, with his latest appearance being WWE 2K Battlegrounds.


In 2012, The Miz appeared in the WWE Studios and Kare Prod project Les reines du ring, alongside Eve Torres and CM Punk, and on MDA Show of Strength with Maryse and other celebrities.


In 2013, The Miz starred in WWE Studios film The Marine 3: Homefront, replacing fellow wrestler Randy Orton, who was dropped from the role due to his bad conduct discharge from the Marine Corps.