History YMMV / TheMiz

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.
14th Sep '16 2:35:48 PM Gimere
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* BaseBreaker: Once he won the WWE Championship, the IWC, and to an extent casual fans, promptly split in half, especially considering the nature of how he won it. It doesn't help the fact that those who don't like the fact he's champion are split over those thinking he got his push too early (despite being employed since mid-2006), and those who view it as a personal insult to the wrestling business as a whole.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Once he won the WWE Championship, the IWC, and to an extent casual fans, promptly split in half, especially considering the nature of how he won it. It doesn't help the fact that those who don't like the fact he's champion are split over those thinking he got his push too early (despite being employed since mid-2006), and those who view it as a personal insult to the wrestling business as a whole.
11th Sep '16 8:37:42 PM ZeroPotential
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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}}. 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.
8th Sep '16 1:08:38 AM SomeoneElse17
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* TheScrappy:
** YMMV as to whether Miz counts as a scrappy, however, almost ''no one'' liked his apprentice Alex Riley. At the very least, it's thought that his run as Miz's lackey was longed that wanted.\\\
Which might have worked out pretty well for Riley; he got a HUGE pop on the 5/23/11 RAW when Miz's [[KickTheDog insults and]] [[NeverMyFault blame-shifting]] finally caused him to snap and give Miz a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.\\\
And if that didn't work, Miz returns the favor in the 7/4/11 RAW and [[TakeThatScrappy beats Riley senseless]] with anything the arena can give him [[VillainousBreakdown after losing to him one many times]].

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* TheScrappy:
** YMMV as to whether Miz counts as a scrappy, however, almost ''no one'' liked his apprentice In an indirect example, Alex Riley. At the very least, it's thought that his run Riley was near-universally disliked as Miz's lackey was longed that wanted.\\\
Which might have
lackey, but this only worked out pretty well for Riley; to Riley's benefit in his HeelFaceTurn; he got a HUGE pop on the 5/23/11 RAW when Miz's [[KickTheDog insults and]] [[NeverMyFault blame-shifting]] finally caused him to snap and give Miz a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.\\\
NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. And if that didn't work, Miz returns returned the favor in the 7/4/11 RAW and [[TakeThatScrappy beats beat Riley senseless]] with anything the arena can could give him [[VillainousBreakdown after losing to him one many times]].times]], giving him sympathy cred to continue on as a face.
* 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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