Trivia / The Miz

  • Creator Backlash: Expressed exasperation at the break-up with Damien Sandow and how badly it was handled.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Compare his physique from his early days to 2017.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: The Miz is primarily a heel, and a huge douche at that. Mike Mizanin however is a very friendly and helpful person. Especially notable when he made an appearance on the fifth season of Tough Enough. Some of the contestants were startled at how nice he was out of character.
  • One of Us: In a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon, Miz mentioned being at the Nintendo Championships and getting to the finals. He spoke of the experience with the same sort of enthusiasm as he did about most of the other stuff they talked about during the interview. He brought up a lot of other pop culture stuff as well. He was also huge into the wrestling business with aspirations to be a pro wrestler on his stint on The Real World, even working on cutting promos during the show.
  • Paying Their Dues: Miz got hit with this hard, arguably harder than most others in the locker room. Along with being bullied backstage by JBL, he was also ribbed on live television on commentary and by Triple H and Shawn Michaels. This is noteworthy because this ended up becoming fundamental to the story of his title run. Looking back on it know, it's quite surreal considering Miz is now on the verge of his tenth anniversary on the main roster and can be considered one of the veterans himself these days.
  • Promoted Fanboy: As illustrated in The Real World, Miz was a massive wrestling fanboy with his dream being to break into the company. That dedication paid off.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot:
    • Miz and Morrison wouldn't have become tag team champions when they did if it wasn't for then-current champion Matt Hardy's bursting appendix. The rest is history, ladies and gentlemen.
    • Before Truth got busted and sent on a "Wellness vacation", Awesome Truth was set to win the tag titles from Air Boom following "Survivor Series."
    • It stands to reason that Miz's onscreen Hollywood prima donna heel gimmick is only enhanced by the fact that Miz actually has a fairly lengthy acting resume on both the big and the small screen.
  • Romance on the Set: Is married to former WWE Diva Maryse.
  • The Southpaw: It's been brought up on commentary once or twice (naturally, by Michael Cole, who would know these sorts of things).
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