The Miz is a well known American pro wrestler and a reality TV star. He signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment and he performs on their TV program called Monday Night Raw. His nickname is The Calgary Kid.
Michael Gregory Mizanin was born on October 8, 198. in Parma in Ohio to Barbara and George Mizanin. He went to Normandy High School where he showed off his great athlete skills.
He was the captain of the school’s basketball team and he was one of the best in school’s cross country team. He was a big fan of swimming so he joined their team too.
Other than sports, he was engaged as one of the editors of school’s yearbook.
He was always described as big, heavy, muscular and tough. He was very good at sports and the opponent teams were always afraid of him because of his looks.
In 2001 he became a member of the cast of “The Real World: Back to New York”, an MTV reality TV show. He left college because of the show and after that he appeared in many of it’s seasons.
He was also the participant of it’s spin offs such as “Real World/Road Rules” , “The Inferno” and more.
In 2012 , after seven years of rest, he returned to Real World reality show as the host. He said that he likes to work on the TV but that he prefers to be a wrestler and get involved in fights professionaly.
In the meantime he made a great wrestling career. He joined Ultimate Pro Wrestling and trained at its University. This was one of the best decisions he has made since he made a lot of money of it and gained an enormous amount of fame.
His first fight as The Miz was in 2003.
In 2004, he lost “Though Enough” in the finals, but the people from WWE got interested in him.
He started training with Bill DeMott and moved to Georgia. He works very hard on his trainings and says that he is glad they are paying off.
The Miz had some great matches and one of them was his debut match with Tatanka in 2006. This helped his career a lot because defeating Tatanka opened many opportunities for Miz.
In 2008, he and John Morrison won the Tag Team title.
In 2009, they split up because their matches didn’t feature both of them equally. Miz felt as if his potential didn’t show and later in his solo matches he showed that he can be much more aggressive and can win on his own.
In the same year, the famous John Cena defeated him and it was a huge loss for Miz since his career was on the right track before this. However, he didn’t get discouraged and he continued to fight.
Luckily, he wasn’t losing for a long time and in the same year, he won the US Championship and this helped Miz’s atittude a lot since this was a goal he wanted to reach for a long time.
In 2010, he won Raw Money in the Bank Ladder match and this was also one of the most important games of his career.
During his time in the Real World he had a relationship with his partner Carol. During that period, he often looked out for her when she was in fear or in trouble.
He is married to Maryse Oullet who was born in Montreal in 1983. Maryse is also a professional wrestler and the couple has many common interests. She is very good-standing in her category and she won the WWE Divas Championship twice.
Full name: Gregory Mizanin
Nick name: The Miz
Date of birth: October 8, 1980
Birth place: Parma, Ohio, United States
Occupation: Professional wrestler, actor
Education: Miami University
Personal Life and Family
Father name: George Mizanin
Mother name: Barbara Pappas
Brother name: Jimmy
Sister name: Tonia
Marital status: married
Wife: Maryse Ouellet
Sexual Orientation: straight
Pet own: many dogs
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 100 kg
Hair Color: brown
Eye color: blue
Shoe Size: 9 (US)
Distinctive Features: blue eyes, large muscle mass
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $9 million
Interesting Facts about The Miz
He was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity when he was a student.
He played Sgt. Jake Carter in “The Marine: Homefront” and “The Marine: Moving Target”. He actually got involved in the movie industry quite a lot and starred in many more movies such as: Christmas Bounty in 2013, Santa’s Little Helper in 2015 and even gave voice to a character in Scooby Doo! And WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon.
He and John Morrison were the duo which won the WWE Tag Team Championship. In 2009 the team was split because of the WWE Draft.
In 2010 he won a match against Raw Money in the Bank Ladder Match. In November 2010, The Miz finally lived his dream after winning the match against Randy Orton and won this prize.
He got himself his own talk show, “Miz TV.” It was a show where he interviewed various people and it debuted in 2012. He mostly had guests from the same career as his and he questioned them about their experiences as wrestlers. However, there were problems when the guests started to destroy the set.
He has a stepbrother Jimmy and a stepsister Tonia because his parents remarried after they divorced when he was in middle school.
He is the firsr reality TV star in WWE.
Over the years, he developed special techniques he uses in games to win and some of them are Inverted facelock backbreaker, Slingshot powebomb, Corner dropkick, Half nelson facebuster.
The Miz has a lot of nicknames that he gained through his career or because of his private life. Some of them are: “The Awesome One”, “The Chick Magnet”, “Cleveland’s Prodigal Son, “The Most Must-See WWE Superstar” and more.
Although he always portrays mean characters, people that work with him on the set claim that he is actually really nice and that he always helps whenever someone needs him.
Miz is oftenly being mocked by other WWE fighters because of his acting and they says that a wrestling champion should not be a part-time actor, but Miz says that he would enjoy making even more movies later and if he ever gets enough of wrestling, he would be more than happy to have an acting career.
He also claims that he would love to produce a movie and he said that he would love to produce one about his wife and her fantastic life, because he thinks she doesn’t get enough recognition for who she is and how good of a fighter she was.
The Miz us a very well known American pro wrestler who won the WWE, Intercontinental and Tag Team titles several times. He is also an actor in The Marine franchise.