* BadassDecay. So, so much since losing the WWE Championship. It looked for a while that he would come out of it during his time with R-Truth, but after their split, R-Truth is the hotter one of the two. It took winning the IC title and face turn to become bad ass again.
* 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.
* CompanionCube:
** Every single championship he's held, since he flaunts the belts to an absurd degree.
** The [=MITB=] briefcase (although it was usually [[HoYay Alex Riley]] that carried it) to the same degree.
* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music Of Awwwwwwesoooooommmmmmeeeeee!!!!!!]]: His [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUVJvA2Jctw current theme, "I Came To Play"]], is pretty cool. That being said, it could change to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DkCx2es3pc "Hate Me Now"]] (a song so appropriate for Miz, it's not even funny) and nobody would really complain.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Seriously. {{Smar|tMark}}ks have a good deal of affection for him, as he's one of the funniest Heels on Wrestling/{{WWE}} programming, and his theme is pretty badass too.
** Like many other heels that have gotten this treatment, this was eventually paid off with a HeelFaceTurn for Miz.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: As are all charismatic {{Heel}}s
* EvilIsCool: Like many [[Wrestling/ChrisJericho bad guys]] [[Wrestling/{{Christian}} before him]], Miz has managed to get over with fans despite playing a DirtyCoward.
* EvilIsSexy: The Miz has gotten Wrestling/JeffHardy-esque {{squee}}s from girls.
* FridgeHorror: Whether as a Face or Heel The Miz has been one of WWE's leading Superstars in the Anti-Bullying ''Be-A-Star'' Campaign because of being bullied in his life. Now the horror is this; was it because he was bullied as a child, or because of the Hazing he suffered from early on in his career at the hands of the WWE lockerroom?
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Look at the quote on the main entry for The Miz. Then look at the results of Super Bowl XLV. Chances are The Miz took a bath on the locker room football pool.
** Also, his TakeThat at The Rock right before ''[=WrestleMania=] XXVII'' for his role as the host of said show. He was recently announced as the host of Summerslam 2013. Also doubles as HypocriticalHumor, as Miz got his start on the main roster as the host of Smackdown and of the widely-disliked WWE Diva Search.
** In an online interview, the interviewer mistakenly said that you could see The Miz on TV every Monday, Tuesday[[note]]When ECW was still airing[[/note]] and Wednesday - to which Miz responded "Wednesday? What are we doing Wednesday?". Fast forward to 2012 where Miz would become a regular commentator on ''Main Event'' - which airs on Wednesdays.
** By his own recollection on Chris Jericho's ''Talk is Jericho'' podcast, after his time on ''The Real World'', people recognised Miz as, well... Miz rather than Mike, despite the Miz persona only appearing in one episode of the show. Of course, being that he wrestled for the WWE & became WWE champion as The Miz, people are more likely to recognise him as Miz rather than Mike.
* HoYay: With Alex Riley and Michael Cole.
** Also with John Morrison during their time together as a tag team, even describing their relationship as a bromance.
** And Big Show, to a lesser extent, since he effectively got dragged into The Big Show & Chris Jericho's own [[HoYay break-up, which saw Jericho acting like the jealous third party]].
* 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.
* [[HolyShitQuotient HSQ]]: During one match with Kofi Kingston, Miz gets hit with a [[FinishingMove Trouble In Paradise]]. This wouldn't be noteworthy if it didn't make an incredibly loud '''THWACK'''. This sound effect wasn't just for show. This causes his head to snap back and it outright [=KO'd=] poor Miz for a while and caused him to bleed a little. You could say it gave him quite the bit of [[{{Pun}} Trouble in Paradise]].
* InternetBackdraft: Miz winning the WWE Championship. Either the moment that [[StarMakingRole cemented The Miz as a serious performer]] or a complete and utter travesty.
** Also, Miz being 'passed down' the [[Wrestling/RicFlair Figure Four Leglock]]... [[{{Understatement}} hasn't been received well.]]
* JerkassWoobie: There's really just one time he fit this trope, but it's worth mentioning: the night he cut [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKU_k9mcZsc this promo]]. Despite the fact that he's delivering it in character as a {{Heel}}, a lot of it's a shoot, and JBL would later admit flat out in an interview that he hazed the hell out of Miz back in the day and wasn't the least bit sorry for doing it - because he wanted to see if Miz had what it took to be a part of the locker room.
** Nowadays on commentary Bradshaw openly admits that he once hated the Miz but now respects him for what he's endured and accomplished.
* MemeticMutation: [[http://i55.tinypic.com/2yvo2h4.jpg This crowd reaction shot of an angry little girl]] after Miz won the WWE Championship has quickly become one.
** AscendedMeme: The Miz pointed her out the next week as one of the highlights of his reign.
*** She then went on to appear in his "Hate Me Now" promo video at ''[=WrestleMania=] 27''.
*** PromotedFanboy: She won a Slammy for best fan reaction. Then Miz came out and [[{{Jerkass}} taunted her]], stealing her Slammy award in the process.
**** And in line with MeanCharacterNiceActor above, [[http://mizphotos.com/displayimage.php?album=633&pid=76515#top_display_media CROWNING MOMENT OF HEARTWARMING]].
** Recently the dirt sheets reported that The Miz was getting heat backstage and being blamed for things that probably weren't his fault. Wrestling fans have responded to this by jokingly blaming everything bad that happens on The Miz.
** After his return in the summer of 2014, many fans noted that his new jacket and sunglasses look is suspiciously similar to [[MortalKombat Johnny Cage]].
* {{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.
* NightmareRetardant: Despite the MANY Levels in Badass he took, it's just hard for some people to take The Miz seriously as an intimidating {{Heel}} with the way he carries himself.
* OlderThanTheyThink: Wrestling/MikeAwesome was using "Because I'm AWESOME" as a CatchPhrase years before the Miz, except that he made people ''believe'' it. In his case, it helped that he was a 6'7, 294 lbs. LightningBruiser.
* OvershadowedByAwesome:
** He got back in to the feud by cutting an amazing promo where he destroyed Cena using [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome The People's Elbow.]], entering the ring dressed as The Rock [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating the hell out of Cena again the following week,]] kicking his ass all the way back up the entrance ramp and then bouncing Cena's head off everything that had a metal surface, which included hitting a Rock Bottom and later finishing it with a Skull Crushing Finale on the WWE logo stand.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Just look at his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7iP1vjeKIQ first appearance on the A-Show.]] Who would have thought this fool would be cashing in Money in the Bank on RandyOrton four years later to become WWE Champion?
** And he's recently made a HeelFaceTurn. Turns out he's pretty good at using the same things that made him annoying as a heel to be absolutely hilarious as a face.
** Lampshaded on his most recent T-shirt, which has "HATERS WANTED" on the front in the style of a newspaper classified ad, with the back saying, "The Old Ones Are Starting to Like Me."
* TheScrappy: YMMV as to whether Miz counts as a scrappy, however, almost ''no one'' likes his apprentice Alex Riley. At the very least, they think he's run his course as Miz's lackey.
** 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]].