History YMMV / TheMiz

28th May '17 1:25:20 AM leidbag
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* RootingForTheEmpire: In contrast to his mild reception on the Main Event of Wrestlemania 27 that was ultimately [[OvershadowedByAwesome hijacked]] by The Rock, the Miz got some Daniel Bryan levels of pop from the audience who, as usual, wanted him (or anyone really) to win against Big Match John (especially when Mizanin started doing those Bryan [[SignatureMove shoot kicks]]).
7th May '17 12:01:38 AM leidbag
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Creator/MaxLandis posted a [[https://twitter.com/Uptomyknees/status/847558164883005440 cryptic tweet]] saying that the Miz has [[ShellShockedVeteran PTSD]]. He later elaborates on a [[https://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/comments/62hbb9/bray_wyatt_is_not_stupid_for_trusting_orton/dfmk1ax/ Reddit thread]] that Miz the [[Main/{{Kayfabe}} character]] was [[ButtMonkey bullied]] and an actual underdog who's treated like a bad guy. "He beat Cena at Wrestlemania. [[DudeWheresMyRespect And it meant nothing]]."
8th Apr '17 3:25:21 PM fearlessnikki
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* DeaderThanDisco: Less than two years after he lost his push, the Miz's reputation on the internet turned almost completely toxic. On the ''Wrestling Observer Newsletter'''s year-end awards in 2012, he ''jumped to #2'' on the "Most Overrated" list from out of the top 10, despite the fact that he was demoted to the midcard that year. By 2015, there are very few WWE fans who still like The Miz. However, after 2015, many felt he was actually underrated these days, as Miz is currently one of the only heels that can draw legitimate heel heat.
** Completely reversed after an amazing promo in August 2016 that generally won back a lot of fans for him by proving how much Mike Mizanin cares for the business.



* HarsherInHindsight: Remember Miz's epic promo as the US champ? It's mostly based on his actual experiences of being hazed by the locker room veterans during his rookie years. It's worth noting though that it wasn't Bradshaw's wrath he directly acquired (although as the locker room bully he had) through his chicken eating escapades. It was Wrestling/ChrisBenoit.

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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Remember Miz's epic promo as the US champ? It's mostly based on his actual experiences of being hazed by the locker room veterans during his rookie years. It's worth noting though that it wasn't Bradshaw's wrath he directly acquired (although as the locker room bully he had) through his chicken eating escapades. It was Wrestling/ChrisBenoit.Wrestling/ChrisBenoit.
** In 2009 it was noted how his feud with Cena didn't result in him looking good at all. Two years later the same thing happens, and only on a grander stage, marking Miz's fall from grace.



** 2009 had him getting manipulated by Maryse into doing her dirty work to antagonise Mickie James. The Miz finally had enough and gave her a ReasonYouSuckSpeech that is hilarious to watch with the news that they are now HappilyMarried.
--> "You had your chance with me and you butchered it. Just like you butcher the English language every time you open your mouth."
** Nikki Bella claims that at her Diva Search audition, she got into a huge argument during a promo-off with The Miz. Who would have thought that in 2017 the two of them would be feuding in a ''[=WrestleMania=]'' match? What's more is that when the Bellas split up on ECW, it was ''Nikki'' who sided with Miz and Morrison.



* HollywoodPudgy: John Morrison has called him fat multiple times, for a while he was very sensitive about his weight.
** Lampshaded by Dolph Ziggler in the Raw before Royal Rumble 2011.

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* HollywoodPudgy: John Morrison has called him fat multiple times, for a while he was very sensitive about his weight.
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weight. Lampshaded by Dolph Ziggler in the Raw before Royal Rumble 2011.



** Also, Miz being 'passed down' the [[Wrestling/RicFlair Figure Four Leglock]]... [[{{Understatement}} hasn't been received well.]]

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** Also, Miz being 'passed down' the [[Wrestling/RicFlair Figure Four Leglock]]... [[{{Understatement}} hasn't been wasn't received well.]]
17th Feb '17 6:18:46 PM BDA1978
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* GrowingTheBeard: Even during his WWE Title run, he still wasn't seen as a main eventer. It wasn't until honed his "Hollywood Sellout" gimmick, took to having his wife Maryse as his valet that he really took off. He played a big part in revitalizing the long-tarnished Intercontinental Title in the process.
31st Jan '17 11:52:32 AM lilithmercy
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* DudeNotFunny: Though most people tended to like his 2016 run as Intercontinental champion, noone liked that it started with [[KickTheDog screwing Zack Ryder out of his only reign ever]].
5th Jan '17 7:28:18 AM SomeoneElse17
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* CompanionCube:
** Every single championship he's held, since he flaunts the belts to an absurd degree.
** The [=MITB=] briefcase (although it was usually Alex Riley that carried it) to the same degree.
5th Jan '17 7:24:44 AM SomeoneElse17
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* MisBlamed: He was apparently blamed and punished in early 2012 for the low Survivor Series buyrate despite being only one of four men involved in the main event. The other three participants? John Cena, The Rock, [[TheLastofTheseIsNotLiketheOthers and]] [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth.]] Also keep in mind that the match was set up through Cena being overwhelmed by Awesome Truth and asking Rock for help, only for the next few weeks on Raw to see Cena overcoming them '''by himself''', killing off all sense of unpredictability this match could have beforehand.

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** The Miz persona itself was a meme among ''Real World'' fans before he ever got in the ring. Despite Miz only appearing once during Mike's time on the show, people called him Miz more often than Mike.
* MisBlamed: He was apparently blamed and punished in early 2012 for the low Survivor Series buyrate despite being only one of four men involved in the main event. The other three participants? John Cena, The Rock, [[TheLastofTheseIsNotLiketheOthers and]] [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth.]] R-Truth]]. Also keep in mind that the match was set up through Cena being overwhelmed by Awesome Truth and asking Rock for help, only for the next few weeks on Raw to see Cena overcoming them '''by himself''', killing off all sense of unpredictability this match could have beforehand.



* ReplacementScrappy: The Miz was fairly popular during the "Million Dollar" ''Tough Enough '', but was far behind the winner and was audibly booed, even then back then. He didn't become really until that Tough Enough winner, Daniel Puder (a legit competitor strong enough to ''easily'' beat both Miz and Ryback at arm wrestling, skilled enough to nearly out shoot ''Wrestling/KurtAngle'', and then beat Miz ''again'' in a boxing match), was unceremoniously released and The Miz was put on television in his place. As if to fuel the first, Miz was also made host of the Diva Search, long after that segment had overstayed its welcome. Poor guy never stood a chance.

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* ReplacementScrappy: The Miz was fairly popular during the "Million Dollar" ''Tough Enough '', but was far behind the winner and was audibly booed, even then back then. He didn't become really hated until that Tough Enough winner, Daniel Puder (a legit competitor strong enough to ''easily'' beat both Miz and Ryback at arm wrestling, skilled enough to nearly out shoot ''Wrestling/KurtAngle'', and then beat Miz ''again'' in a boxing match), was unceremoniously released and The Miz was put on television in his place. As if to fuel the first, Miz was also made host of the Diva Search, long after that segment had overstayed its welcome. Poor guy never stood a chance.



** Unfortunately, Miz began treading water again in 2015 once the breakup with Sandow happened but managed to reverse it after ''Wrestlemania 32'' when he won the IC title in an upset win over Wrestling/ZackRyder with the help of his new valet and real-life wife {{Wrestling/Maryse}}. His character work leapt forward, fully playing into the narcissistic Hollywood gimmick, backed up by a partner whom he actually respects and even loves, making them the perfect detestable heels. His in-ring work also improved considerably, reaching the point where he shared a Fatal-Four-Way against [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens,]] Wrestling/SamiZayn and [[Wrestling/AntonioCesaro Cesaro]] and didn't look out of place at all. Culminating in a fantastic, firey promo in August 2016 that basically dared all the haters to continue hating him for doing something he loved the way he did. At the moment, there's no stopping the Miz.

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** Unfortunately, Miz began treading water again in 2015 once the breakup with Sandow happened but managed to reverse it after ''Wrestlemania 32'' when he won the IC title in an upset win over Wrestling/ZackRyder with the help of his new valet and real-life wife {{Wrestling/Maryse}}.Wrestling/{{Maryse}}. His character work leapt forward, fully playing into the narcissistic Hollywood gimmick, backed up by a partner whom he actually respects and even loves, making them the perfect detestable heels. His in-ring work also improved considerably, reaching the point where he shared a Fatal-Four-Way against [[Wrestling/KevinSteen Kevin Owens,]] Owens]], Wrestling/SamiZayn and [[Wrestling/AntonioCesaro Cesaro]] and didn't look out of place at all. Culminating in a fantastic, firey fiery promo in August 2016 that basically dared all the haters to continue hating him for doing something he loved the way he did. At the moment, there's no stopping the Miz.



* TheScrappy: Miz would be more a BaseBreakingCharacter than a Scrappy; however, almost ''no one'' liked Alex Riley's run as his apprentice, which at the very least was thought to have ran longer that wanted. See {{Rescued|FromTheScrappyHeap}} above for what happened when it finally ended.

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* TheScrappy: Miz would be more a BaseBreakingCharacter than a Scrappy; however, almost ''no one'' liked Alex Riley's run as his apprentice, which at the very least was thought to have ran longer that than wanted. See {{Rescued|FromTheScrappyHeap}} above for what happened when it finally ended.
18th Nov '16 6:48:33 AM xXwindsofchangeXx
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* FridgeBrilliance: His hiring of the Spirit Squad. While the hiring of ''those two specific guys'' was probably just to screw with Ziggler, it's also perfectly in character for a cocky Hollywood superstar to walk around with an entourage that includes a hot significant other and a couple of enforcer[=/=]bodyguard types.
2nd Nov '16 10:11:01 PM xXwindsofchangeXx
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* RealitySubtext: The entire Miz[=/=]Bryan exchange on ''Talking Smack'' is fairly representative of many smarks' criticism of how stock the main-event matches are, particularly during weekly TV, with Bryan representing the smarks[=/=]IWC, who want to see more variety and more high-impact spots and Miz representing the view likely shared by many WWE higher-ups, who don't believe that the ''indy'' style can necessarily be wrestled day in, day out on a WWE schedule without serious repercussions to the body. [[note]]To put it succinctly, Bryan contends that he can't respect Miz as champion because Miz wrestles like he's "afraid to get hit." Miz goes off on a rant in response, saying (among other things), that the style Bryan respects so little is what's allowed him to last as long as he has in WWE without major injuries and without being forced into [[CareerEndingInjury retirement]] like Bryan has been.[[/note]] Of course, Miz in this debate of "wrestle longer" versus DB's "wrestle better" is painted as the obvious villain, which may or may not indicate a degree of progress[=/=]self-awareness on WWE's part of this issue.

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* RealitySubtext: The entire Miz[=/=]Bryan exchange on ''Talking Smack'' is fairly representative of many smarks' criticism of how stock the main-event matches are, particularly during weekly TV, with Bryan representing the smarks[=/=]IWC, who want to see more variety and more high-impact spots and Miz representing the view likely shared by many WWE higher-ups, who don't believe that the ''indy'' "indy" style can necessarily be wrestled day in, day out on a WWE schedule without serious repercussions to the body. [[note]]To put it succinctly, Bryan contends that he can't respect Miz as champion because Miz wrestles like he's "afraid to get hit." Miz goes off on a rant in response, saying (among other things), that the style Bryan respects so little is what's allowed him to last as long as he has in WWE without major injuries and without being forced into [[CareerEndingInjury retirement]] like Bryan has been.[[/note]] Of course, Miz in this debate of "wrestle longer" versus DB's "wrestle better" is painted as the obvious villain, which may or may not indicate a degree of progress[=/=]self-awareness on WWE's part of this issue.
2nd Nov '16 10:10:23 PM xXwindsofchangeXx
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* RealitySubtext: The entire Miz[=/=]Bryan exchange on ''Talking Smack'' is fairly representative of many smarks' criticism of how stock the main-event matches are, particularly during weekly TV, with Bryan representing the smarks[=/=]IWC, who want to see more variety and more high-impact spots and Miz representing the view likely shared by many WWE higher-ups, who don't believe that the ''indy'' style can necessarily be wrestled day in, day out on a WWE schedule without serious repercussions to the body. [[note]]To put it succinctly, Bryan contends that he can't respect Miz as champion because Miz wrestles like he's "afraid to get hit." Miz goes off on a rant in response, saying (among other things), that the style Bryan respects so little is what's allowed him to last as long as he has in WWE without major injuries and without being forced into [[CareerEndingInjury retirement]] like Bryan has been.[[/note]] Of course, Miz in this debate of "wrestle longer" versus DB's "wrestle better" is painted as the obvious villain, which may or may not indicate a degree of progress[=/=]self-awareness on WWE's part of this issue.
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