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  • 11/22/10: First and most significantly: cashing in his MITB contract on Randy Orton and becoming the new WWE Champion!
  • This promo. A lot of it is a shoot, and it stands as one of the best promos the Miz has ever given, and a testament to the amount of hazing and humiliation he had to endure to get to where he is now.un
  • TLC 2010. After a long and grueling battle, the Miz manages to hang onto his WWE Championship against an enraged Randy Orton with not just one, but TWO of the most dastardly and underhanded ways possible. And both of them involving his manservant A-Ry getting arbitrarily used as a punching bag. Surely a Crowning Moment of AWE-Some.
  • The first match of 2011 was the Miz vs John Morrison. It was so AWEEE~EEESOME that a few are saying that it could be a possible Match of the Year candidate!
    • More importantly, it was for all intents and purposes Miz's first clean win as champion. While Alex Riley would try to get involved, Morrison just kicked his ass after the first couples of minutes, forcing Miz to win all by himself.
  • Having a match against Daniel Bryan on the last RAW before Elimination Chamber 2011, and after getting his ass kicked in all of their other matches, he finally managed to get a decisive clean win against him.
  • The 3-7-11 RAW. John Cena is continuing the verbal feud between himself and The Rock - which essentially means that Miz, in-universe, has been Demoted to Extra despite being scheduled to headline WrestleMania in a match with Cena for the WWE Championship. Miz, naturally, is less than thrilled about this, so he ostensibly decides to boycott RAW until his WrestleMania match, or when people start paying attention to him instead of Cena/Rock. Until Cena tries to cut the promo at the end of the show. In comes Miz out of nowhere, bashes Cena's face in twice with the championship belt, and follows that shocking action with a blistering promo that railed on the fanbase for disrespecting him and featured this epic Badass Boast that actually channeled a bit of heel!Rocky himself.
  • The Miz was the first wrestler in 2 years to hold the WWE Championship for more than 100 days. That has to say something.
    • The last person to have such a long title reign (at 210 days) was resident God-Mode Sue Triple H.
  • The amazing video package that detailed his rise to stardom amidst footage of Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, and The Rock was among the very best the production team has ever done. This was followed by Miz and Alex Riley busting out of inflatable AWESOME letters on the stage and doing his trademark entrance pose amidst a shower of fireworks.
  • In his match for the WWE Championship against John Cena on WrestleMania 27 and the subsequent rematch, the Miz actually managed to kick out of The Attitude Adjustment when John was in full-blown SuperCena mode.
  • Having a good Match with Jerry Lawler, in 2011!
  • Nearly winning the titular ladder match at Money In the Bank 2011 for a second year in a row? Why is this a Moment of Awesome? Because he spent most of the match in the back after dislocating his kneecap, hobbled down the ramp to the ring while everyone else was on the ground, and in that short window, nearly managed to take the briefcase out from under the noses of seven other competitors.
    • Not only that, but he received a ''massive'' pop when he came back, only for Rey Mysterio to knock him off with a sunset flip. The Miz got the crowd to turn on Rey Mysterio!
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  • Miz vs Rey Mysterio Jr., RAW 7/25/11. Holy crap, who thought Miz had a match like that in him?
  • On 7/22/11, the Miz and R-Truth officially form their alliance against the conspiracy against them in grand fashion. First they beat up Santino Marella, and then they cut a contender for promo of the year in which they accused everyone involved in the Summerslam main event controversy of conspiring against them and ripping on the crowd for their infernal WHAT chants. This needs to be seen to be believed.
  • Hell In A Cell 2011, Miz and R-Truth after being fired comes back after Alberto Del Rio pinned CM Punk for the WWE Championship and beat the everloving hell out of Rio, Punk, John Cena, the cameramen, two referees, all whilst the rest of the locker room try to open the Hell In A Cell to get Miz and R-Truth, eventually they get arrested, but damn Miz and R-Truth showed they mean business, also adding to the fact that they knocked out Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne earlier on in the evening.
  • After leaving for several weeks to film a movie, after spending several months as something of a bit player on the WWE roster, Miz wins the Intercontinental Title from Christian in his first singles match back in months, becoming the twenty-fifth Triple Crown Champion in the process.
  • After performing a Heel–Face Turn, he gives CM Punk a "The Reason You Suck" Speech, managing to goad him into taking a lie detector test.
  • After losing a match against Dolph Ziggler on the 12/28/12 SmackDown, Miz cuts a promo from on the mat tearing down AJ Lee's Really Gets Around tendencies. Naturally, this pisses off Ziggler, who heads back down to the ring to teach Miz a lesson. Before Ziggler can strike the first blow, Miz, from his back, brains Ziggler with the mic in his hand and goes to town on him.
  • A crowning Promoted Fanboy moment for Miz on Raw's 20th Anniversary, not only getting to introduce and talk to "Nature Boy" Ric Flair on Miz TV, but doing the strut and getting to cinch in the Figure-Four Leg Lock on Antonio Cesaro, at the behest of "Naitch" himself!
  • On the 2/4/13 Raw, Miz got to put down a foiled phony trick made by Paul Heyman and Vickie Guerrero, giving them both a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to boot.
  • On the Raw after Jerry Lawler's mother passed away, The Miz offered his genuine condolences to Lawler and told him he hoped it wouldn't affect their match... and he was a heel at the time!
  • Recently got engaged to Maryse; let's let MVP's Tweet speak for itself:
    So the kid from Parma Ohio achieves his dream of becoming WWE champion & marries the French Playboy playmate/model. Dreams come true!!!
    • And now Miz and Maryse are married. That…lucky…bastard.
  • 7/19/13: On MizTV, Miz, rather than zip off a few one-liners at his guest Paul Heyman's expense, opens up the floor to him, and Heyman proceeds to advise CM Punk to stay down and away from WWE or face Brock Lesnar's wrath. Once he's done, Miz finally does speak, delivering a brutal "The Reason You Suck" Speech that actually leaves Heyman speechless and has the crowd give him a small, but hearty standing ovation.
    • A Meaningful Echo of sorts touches it off nicely, as Miz simply drops the mic with a thud after his speech to a stunned Heyman, not unlike what Punk would do after one of his "pipe bombs."
    • The funny thing is that the Miz is actually one of the first and original Paul Heyman guys.
  • On the 10/7/13 edition of Raw, he actually manages to be the first person to evade a Wyatt Family beatdown through sheer Genre Savvy. He even manages to get a few punches into Bray before escaping.
  • On the 8/24/15 edition of Raw, during the banal Miz TV segment covering the Diva's Revolution, the Miz does his "When my hand goes up your mouth goes shut!" shtick on the Divas that has the crowd cheering because they couldn't stand another second of the segment. He then says to the cheering crowd, "And that goes for all of you!" in true heel fashion, eliciting boos. It was a boring segment, and the Miz took the crowd from completely bored, to cheering him, to booing him in about 3 seconds.
  • On 2/5/16, AJ Styles knocked the Miz's tooth out (actually a crown or veneer) with a spinning back fist. From there, in a 97.9/105.5 KISS FM's KISS KREW interview, AJ puts Miz over, stating that he's one of the "toughest cats" he'd ever come across and he's a tough dude that deserves respect.
  • On 2/21/16, Mick Foley admits that the Miz is really good on a Facebook post of his, crediting him for helping the rise of stars like Bryan Danielson and AJ Styles with his segments with them. This after declaring a few weeks before that every time there's a Miz "wrestling" match going on, it's time to do the laundry.
  • On the Extreme Rules 2016 PPV, the Miz had arguably his first 4.5-star match, battling in a Fatal 4-Way against Cesaro, Sami Zayn, and Kevin Owens for his Intercontinental Championship. He showed he can hang with all the Indy Darlings while still wrestling the soft WWE style... and win.
  • 8/23/16: On Talking Smack, SmackDown GM Daniel Bryan said that he thinks Miz wrestles like a coward. The reigning Intercontinental Champion was having none of it, delivering a "Reason You Suck" Speech that was so brutal that even the Smarks weren't sure if it was a work, shoot, or Worked Shoot.
    • To further add to the example he completely shut Daniel Bryan down to the point that not only did he not have a comeback, but he just completely walked off the set. Even better? The following week, Bryan admitted that Miz was right.
    • Then, on a Washington Post interview, Daniel also confesses that while he hates the way the Miz wrestles, he admits that Mizanin is a hard worker, he has a huge amount of respect for him, and he wants him to do well.
    • Jim Ross outlines what makes the Miz's promo work on his blog post about it. He says it contains the "I'm Not Working You" feel that resonates to fans far more than scripted promos ever could. As J.R. said, the Miz kicked some verbal ass.
    • Even Mick Foley was impressed with the Miz for that promo, posting on Facebook that he could never make the Miz the butt of a joke again.
    • Within the span of 11 months, the Don Tony & Kevin Castle Show went from saying the Miz can't cut a promo due to his boring segment with Cesaro to giving Miz props for his Talking Smack promo and noting that Daniel Bryan isn't able to hang with him on the mic.
    • The thing about his response to being told that he wrestles like a coward? One could consider, in a way, this him addressing anyone criticizing the "WWE Style" of wrestling in general.
    • Eric Bischoff is a big fan of the promo, with him particularly liking how fans aren't sure if it's on script or off script. High praise from the guy who knew how to blur the lines between reality and fantasy with the NWO Invasion Angle.
  • His IC Title vs. Career match with Dolph at No Mercy 2016. While Miz lost, both men's performances were near-unanimously praised, and the match itself was considered by many fans to be as good as if not better than the earlier triple threat match with Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles and John Cena. Think about that.
    • In the match itself the crowd are so into it they give dueling "Let's Go Ziggler/Let's Go Miz!" chants - with the latter actually louder and notably deeper, indicating a significant portion of the "smart" fans chose to cheer Miz, whose rep with smark fans has been dirt for a lot of his career. Even Miz stops for a second during the match when those chants hit, like he genuinely can't believe what he's hearing.
  • Even many of his detractors will admit that the majority of his 2016 IC Title run has been pretty good. Not only have his matches with Dolph Ziggler been decent quality and shown him hit new heelish lows to draw heat, but he's simultaneously been carrying on an angle/rivalry of sorts with Daniel Bryan, which included the promo above, which is widely considered to have been one of Miz's best in years, if not his best ever.
    • Normally, when the audience mocks the heel for crying, it was all over for his credibility as a serious competitor. However, when the audience mocked the Miz for footage of him almost crying after losing the Intercontinental Championship to Dolph Ziggler, he managed to come up with a promo for the ages that shut both Dolph and the audience up.
  • Miz taunting Renee Young about her relationship with Dean Ambrose on the Dec 20th edition of SmackDown.
  • Miz effectively countering Cena's claim that his entire character and move set are ripoffs, stating that could be said for just about any wrestler, past or present, including Cena himself.
  • According to a conference call made by Triple H, the Miz is currently the best on the mic in the current roster. He also said he would be very surprised if the Miz wasn't World Champion in under a year.
  • When asked which matches he was looking forward to the most with his call-up to the main roster, Indy Darling Samoa Joe of all people sings high praises of the Miz, saying he learned that Mizanin was an "unsung talent" that's able to get a "polarizing reaction" from fans, which is a skill that not many wrestlers possess. He further states that a feud with the Miz would be "compelling".
    • Joe then pays the Miz the closest thing to a compliment in Kayfabe during their segment together with the Miztourage.
      Samoa Joe: AND YOU (referring to the Miz). You do your annoying, unorthodox thing that you do in the ring.
  • On the 5/1/17 edition of Monday Night Raw, the Miz joined Finn Bálor and Seth Rollins for a Triple Threat match to get a shot at Dean Ambrose's Intercontinental Championship. Not only did the match elevate the IC belt to main event status; the Miz also displayed how a proper chickenshit heel should draw heat to a match against two faces with great in-ring psychology (including using Maryse as a shield and begging either party to team up with him against the other) that makes the showcase of pure athleticism between two athletically superior wrestlers mean something.
    • It also helps that the Miz won by surviving a Superplex Falcon Arrow Chain Combo from Seth (eliciting chants of "Holy Shit!" from the lively crowd), going through a Dusty Finish that saved him from Finn's Coup de Grâce finisher, and generating a chorus of boos from disappointed fans after he won the match, the way wrestling should be.
  • Although YMMV in regards to whether this is a good thing or a bad thing, the infamous Vince Russo himself claims that the Miz was born in the wrong era and that he would've been a mega star in the Attitude Era.
  • Spoony went from being a vocal critic of the Miz to calling him the best worker on Raw right now on his Twitter account.
  • Ricochet, also known as Prince Puma in Lucha Underground, tweeted a now deleted tweet (referenced here) that the Miz is one of the best things in Pro Wrestling today. He's yet another Indy Darling singing praises for Mizanin.
  • In Extreme Rules 2017, he fought against Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental Championship under the stipulation that Ambrose would lose the title if he were to be disqualified. The Miz takes full advantage of this stipulation by goading Ambrose into losing his cool, introducing a steel chair to the mix, telling his wife to slap him, and finally shoving the Ambrose into the referee. While the referee was sort of deciding whether or not he should disqualify Ambrose for "assaulting him," the Miz takes advantage of the confusion, hits his finisher and becomes IC Champ for the seventh time.
    • So the swerve was that he won the match clean anyway (on paper).
    • The following night on Raw, he was greeted to "You deserve it" chants. Because he's supposed to be a heel, he quickly turned it against the fans, saying that it would mean much more if they didn't say that to every newly crowned champion. Maryse's reaction, going from being proud of her husband to laughing in agreement with him, is the icing on the cake.
  • Miz later gives Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel a casting call of a lifetime, inviting them to be part of his entourage. They agree, beating up Ambrose while wearing bear suits after Miz's attempted apology segment with Maryse backfires and he gets attacked by the Lunatic Fringe.
  • During his podcast, the "Stone Cold" Steve Austin has three words for you in regards to the Miz: "Miz entertains me."
    • Although Steve is not a big fan of the Mizbear shenanigans (since he is one of the progenitors of the Attitude Era and the bear stuff is too silly for him), he appreciates the Miz's promo capabilities "on the horn" and how he tackled and elbow-dropped the gift box from Maryse Ric Flair style.
  • 8/21/17: On what should've been a cookie-cutter tease of a potential Roman Reigns and John Cena Passing the Torch match with a whiny heel ruining the moment, the Miz again delivers a straight-fire promo just two days shy of the anniversary of his Talking Smack promo against Daniel Bryan, venting his frustration over being on the pre-show match of SummerSlam (which he won but it happened in a nearly empty arena). Highlights include:
  • In his second diss promo against Roman Reigns, John Cena of all people just admitted that even though he despises the Miz (and the Miz has been John's Unknown Rival for years and years), he respects him for scratching, clawing, and earning every single inch week by week.
    John Cena: DAMN! I respect THAT!
  • On WWE RAW 9.11.17, when he's about to announce how he and Maryse are about to have their first child, Enzo Amore arrives to interrupt. The Miz goes out on a very powerful "The Reason You Suck" Speech stating how Enzo does not care about the craft of wrestling and how Miz saw himself in Enzo before stating that Enzo does not care about actually being serious about wrestling at all. It is absolutely brutal.
  • On WWE RAW 10.2.17, proving every bit the Determinator in his IC Title defense versus Roman Reigns, even when Reigns was savvy enough to take out the Miztourage before the match, countering one Superman Punch into a Skull-Crushing Finale for a close near fall, then taking a second Superman Punch point-blank and just barely kicking out before the three count, which surprised everyone, especially Reigns! The match would end up in a DQ win for Reigns after Sheamus & Cesaro got involved, but when the chips are down, never let it be said that Miz won't defend his IC Title to the last.
  • The Max Landis showcases what a complex and interesting character the "unchosen one" Miz is when you go look back at his career, from when he won the World Title to him being overshadowed by "chosen ones" like the Rock, John Cena, The Shield, and Roman Reigns.
  • Despite getting his well-deserved comeuppance via the reunited Shield and getting tossed into a six-man tag team TLC matchnote  at the eponymous PPV by Kurt Angle, Miz effectively rebounded against both the Shield and Angle by claiming that since Ambrose bragged on live television that the Shield could beat ANY number of men put up against them, Miz should be allowed a fourth partner, needling Angle over him being a "man of his word" who adheres to integrity, one his "Three I's."
    • Kurt, resigned at being verbally cornered by Miz, asks who the 4th man is, only for BRAUN STROWMAN to kick in the door to his office and stare him down, leaving Kurt with a somewhat agape look while Miz leaves with a finger point and a very smug smile, having effectively conned Angle.
      • All of this is an understated example of how dangerous a conniving, Genre Savvy veteran heel like the Miz can be; he finds himself in an undesirable situation like the above match being made, and will find any approach to turn things to his advantage, like the above casual Badass Boast from a face like Ambrose.
  • Miz delivering yet another scathing promo, this time at the expense of one United States Champion Baron Corbin, who felt that Miz would be better off staying at home and playing "dress-up" with his little wife...
    • Bubba/Bully Ray Dudley of The Dudley Boys fame was certainly impressed with it, as evidenced by this Twitter post.
    • Rusev also tweeted that he loved "Michael's" promo.
    • The Miz then calls Baron Corbin the "Bathroom Break" of SmackDown Live on the 11/6/17 edition of Monday Night Raw.
  • Rolling Stone has named the Miz the Wrestler of the Year for 2017.
  • Winning back his beloved Intercontinental Championship for the eighth time on the historic 25th anniversary of RAW, upending Roman Reigns after utilizing the Miz-tourage and some sleight of hand to expose a turnbuckle, which Reigns would later end up cracking his head on following a missed Spear, allowing Miz to hit the Skull-Crushing Finale for the win.
    • This subsequently leads to Miz, for all of his Unknown Rival tendencies running up against John Cena, holding two career accomplishments over John: Winning the IC Title (a title John's yet to hold) and owning a one-on-one victory versus Roman Reigns (back-to-back wins, in fact, since Miz beat Roman in the title rematch the following week).
    • So despite his egregious error in leading them to reunite against him near the end of 2017, Miz has now defeated two-thirds of The Shield, Reigns and Dean Ambrose, in the past year, both times regaining his IC Title in the process...and from what we saw in this post-show promo, seems intent on putting down Seth Rollins to complete the trifecta.
    • Speaking of Seth, he posted a tweet in reaction to another blistering promo from "Mikey", with him admitting that the Miz is a hard worker and is one of the best in the game.
    • Previous Miz critic Kevin Castle went from saying Miz devalues the Intercontinental championship (when he won it from Zack Ryder) to Miz having a great match against Roman Reigns for the same title, adding value to it.
  • This interview with Sam Roberts. Miz barges in (having not been booked) on his break, completely berates Roberts for a good 20 minutes, promotes RAW 25, promotes his new reality TV show, promotes The Marine 6, promotes his match with Roman Reigns and does it all completely in-character without having anything prepared beforehand. It's small wonder Miz is one of WWE's go-to guys for media.
  • This tweet says it all: "God imagine telling people 10 years ago that The Miz would be over as f*ck at THE HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM." note 
  • According to Ryback, the Miz is the best "natural" wrestler of all time.note 
  • Actually managing to hit the Skull-Crushing Finale on Braun Strowman during the tail end of the Gauntlet Match on the go-home show for RAW's Elimination Chamber PPV and coming within an eyelash of being only the third man in WWEnote  to actually pin the "Monster Among Men." It's a subdued moment of awesome, as Braun would quickly dispatch Miz afterwards, but at least the A-Lister proved wily enough that it ended up more of a Curb-Stomp Cushion than a straight-up Curb-Stomp Battle as many, even Miz himself, would have expected.
  • "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair says that Miz is the best heel in wrestling today.
    • Miz has solidified that praise in the last couple weeks leading into his IC Title defense at WM 34 against Seth Rollins and Finn Bálor, one week using the classic tactic of heaping praise upon one opponent and deriding the other, and suggesting to the former that they should team up to take out the latter. The Refuge in Audacity isn't when Miz initially fails to butter up Rollins and instantly shifts gears to Balor, but when Rollins Lampshades Miz's attempt to turn his opponents on each other...and does it for him anyway by inciting a brawl with Balor! Admittedly, Miz stuck around a little too long to take in his handiwork, but...
    • ...he'd up the ante with his over-the-top derision of The Miztourage a couple weeks later, reading them the riot act so badly that Bo blurted out that without him and Axel, Miz would be a "phony A-lister that can't fight", spurring Rollins and Balor to come out and incite dissension among the Miztourage, including having Miz dig himself deeper by saying he'd be a greater IC Champion than Curt Hennig, i.e. Axel's dad, turning the Ax-Man against Miz as well. Just as it would seem Miz had talked himself into a four-way beatdown...Dallas and Axel jump Rollins and Balor! It had all turned out to be a Heel–Face Mole tactic by Miz's group to get the 3-on-2 drop on his opponents. While not totally successful thanks to Gallows & Anderson's save, it nonetheless sowed further dissension between Rollins and Balor, which was exactly what Miz wanted from the start.
  • Jeff Jarrett praises the Miz, saying, "You're doing the Intercontinental Title proud!" Naturally, the Miz was blown away by the praise.
    • Those words must've resonated with Miz until his Triple Threat match at WM 34, because he wrestled his ass off even if he ultimately took the pinfall and lost. He constantly played Rollins and Balor's aggression against each other, had simple but effective counters for a lot of both opponents' signature moves, and even hit a modified top-rope Skull-Crushing Finale on Rollins that would've put the match away if not broken up by a Coup De Grace from Balor.
      • Another interesting note is what happened before the match, with Miz ordering Dallas and Axel to the back; mind you, there's no disqualifications in a Triple Threat, meaning Miz would have had carte blanche to use the Miztourage as he saw fit, including having them sneak to ringside at any point during the match, yet he made it very clear that he wanted to do this on his own. It's a Noble Demon aspect of Miz that perhaps we don't see as often as we would like out of the A-Lister.
  • During the podcast version of the The Edge and Christian Show featuring an interview with Breezango, Edge cites the Miz as one of the perfect examples of wrestlers who continue to plug away, reinvent themselves, and evolve even when they're not featured on TV or brought to the main event.
    • In the same interview, Tyler Breeze calls the Miz one of the most unselfish superstars in the WWE who's willing to take the job for anyone as necessary, like when Zack Ryder pushed Miz away to win the Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match at WrestleMania 32.
    • Tazz of ECW fame also credits the Miz for reinventing himself and always trying new things constantly to make himself very hot and relevant even after his WWE Championship push had long ended.
  • The Miz versus Seth Rollins at Backlash 2018. Full stop.
    • Probably Miz's best match since No Mercy 2016 with Dolph Ziggler (if not of all time). And it wasn't just Seth carrying Miz to a decent match. No, Miz held his own with no wasted movement even though he's not exactly the flashiest wrestler alive.
    • So much so that even Dave Meltzer was impressed by it, and he usually isn't impressed by anything Miz does outside of promos.
    • Regular Miz critic Spoony also gave the Miz his props.
  • On the following SmackDown Live on 5/8/18, Miz proves his work rate progress wasn't a fluke by having a barn-burner of a match with Jeff Hardy in order to qualify for the Money in the Bank match. Thanks to the surprise crucifix pin finish, it was arguably even better than the match they previously had on Raw for the Intercontinental Championship on 9/4/17.
  • The Miz said to Sports Illustrated that his rival, Daniel Bryan, isn't on his level currently (especially since he lost to Rusev in the Money in the Bank qualifiers while Miz himself won). Bryan's response? He surprisingly agrees Miz is right and for someone with a soft WWE style who wrestles like a coward, the Hollywood A-Lister has gotten great matches against Dolph Ziggler, Jeff Hardy, and Seth Rollins. This is major praise from Daniel, who's one of the best technical wrestlers in the game and has been a long-time critic of Miz, whom he said before was a great talker but so-so in the ring.
  • And then Miz ended up winning against Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam 2018 (with the help of brass knuckles from Maryse a la William Regal).
    • Miz also got kudos from Aaron Chalmers himself, a fellow reality show alum turned promising MMA fighter that CM Punk wishes he became when he entered the UFC.
    • The ending was an epic Call-Back; the first thing Bryan said he wanted to do upon bringing Miz over to Smackdown in the 2018 Superstar Shakeup was to punch him in the face. How did Miz win the match? A punch to the face. Pure, unadulterated irony at its finest.
    • On top of all that, the Miz went from being the curtain jerker for SummerSlam 2017 to beating long-time rival Daniel Bryan emphatically with a knockout in SummerSlam 2018.
  • During the Joe Rogan Experience podcast with Diamond Dallas Page, Joe has high praise of the Miz, saying that Mizanin was the fittest contestant that was ever on his old show, Fear Factor, with Rogan outright calling Miz "a stud".
    • He had the same sentiment in an earlier podcast.
  • According to Bullet Club founder Finn Bálor, the Miz is "The Most Underrated" Wrestler.
  • During the 10/9/18 edition of Miz TV, Miz goes into another rant at Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles about their match at Crown Jewel, berating Daniel for his "lame, suck the air out of the stadium roll-up" to win the No. 1 contendership for the WWE Championship and AJ for being a mid-card world champion act who can't main event PPVs because "You’re just another one of him (points at Daniel Bryan) but with an annoying southern accent". Miz then says he wants to face the winner of Styles vs. Bryan. The fans actually popped when Miz gave his passionate speech.
    • As one Redditor at /r/squaredcircle put it, "Never thought I would see the day that Miz got cheered in a ring with Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles."
  • The Miz is always right.
    • Said Cena and Nikki Bella wouldn't go the distance.
    • Said Daniel Bryan wanted to cheat but was too much of a coward.
    • Told Enzo he wouldn't last in WWE.
  • Even though it was a losing effort, the Miz was able to hit a springboard axe handle off of the top rope in his tag team championship match with Shane McMahon against The Usos.
  • Dolph Ziggler grills a fan via Twitter for suggesting that the Miz jump to the AEW by listing off all of his WWE accomplishments and saying that Miz just can't catch a break.
  • The Miz and Shane McMahon stole the show on WrestleMania 35 with their Attitude Era tier Falls Count Anywhere match. It was brutal but mostly satisfying even though it left an unsatisfying finish of Shane getting the inadvertent pin victory. It even got Miz's father involved. At any rate, the Miz pulled off the vengeful Chaotic Good babyface quite well in that match.



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