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The Miz: Bio
First introduced to TV audiences as one of the seven strangers on “The Real World: Back to New York,” The Miz parlayed his reality TV fame into a legitimate WWE career.
And for those who think he’s a fluke, just ask him. He’ll tell you he’s not … and he’s right.
Miz’s first taste of WWE cred came alongside John Morrison, as the duo won the WWE Tag Team Championship and the attention of WWE Universe on their WWE.com web series, “The Dirt Sheet.” The team was split up thanks to the 2009 WWE Draft, and many expected Miz to fade into obscurity. He proved everyone wrong, though, by winning the United States Championship, the Unified Tag Team Championship and several high-profile matches.
Then in July 2010, Miz’s career hit a turning point. By winning the Raw Money in the Bank Ladder Match, the Ohio native guaranteed himself a chance to capture his ultimate goal — the WWE Championship. On the Nov. 22, 2010, edition of Monday Night Raw, The Miz finally made good on his persistent threats, successfully cashing in his WWE Title opportunity on a vulnerable Randy Orton to capture the most illustrious prize in sports-entertainment.
Since then, it’s been a parade of one accolade after another for WWE’s self-proclaimed A-Lister. The main event of WrestleMania, the Intercontinental Championship, the WWE Tag Team Titles and several starring film and television roles later, and The Miz still had enough clout left over to snag his own talk show, “Miz TV,” and his own primetime reality show alongside his wife Maryse and daughter Monroe Sky, "Miz and Mrs.” He even captured the SmackDown Tag Team Titles alongside none other than Shane McMahon, but when Shane savagely attacked his partner in Miz's hometown of Cleveland, The A-Lister suddenly found himself embroiled in a bitter rivalry with Shane-O-Mac.
Months later, Morrison made his long-awaited return to WWE, and he and The Miz wasted no time joining forces with an eye on taking over the blue brand. At WWE Super Showdon, Miz and Morrison returned to the top of the tag team division for the first time in 11 years after defeating The New Day for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships.
Only time will tell if similar success will follow for the dynamic duo on Raw after they were selected by the red brand during the 2020 WWE Draft. But the fact that The A-Lister defeated Otis at WWE Hell in a Cell to lay claim to his second Money in the Bank contract seems to be a pretty good sign of awesome things to come.
Love him or loathe him, there’s no other Superstar like him. He’s The Miz. And he’s — sigh — awesome. There. We said it.