Miz is born in Parma, Ohio despite being billed from Hollywood, California for most of his wrestling career. Miz would pursue cross country running and basketball while attending high school.
Miz enrolls in wrestling training at Ultimate University, run by Ultimate Pro Wrestling. Miz goes on to make his in-ring debut in 2003 and claims to continue to work on his skills daily.
Several times I’ve had fans say to me: ‘I hate you, you’re awful, you’re the worst.’ But it motivates me. I use negativity and try to turn this into energy in the ring. Whenever someone tells me I’m awful, I go: ‘OK, I will prove you wrong.’
Rock and Cena defeat Miz and Truth in two-on-two competition in the special main event of WWE Survivor Series. Rock picks up the pinfall victory over Miz at twenty-one minutes and thirty-five seconds.
Santino defeats Miz in singles competition at Extreme Rules to retain the WWE United States Championship. Santino picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a Cobra strike at four minutes and forty seconds.
USA Network airs the 1,000th episode of WWE Monday Night RAW live. The special features appearances By The Rock, D-Generation-X and Brock Lesnar as well as Christian vs Miz, Lita vs Slater and Punk vs Cena for the WWE championship.
Miz defeats Christian in singles competition on Smackdown to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Miz picks up the pinfall victory, while holding Christian’s tights for leverage, at thirteen minutes and twenty-six seconds.
Miz defeats Mysterio in singles competition at Summerslam to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Miz picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a Skull Crushing Finale at nine minutes and fifteen seconds.
Kingston defeats The Miz in singles competition at Hell in a Cell to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Kingston picks up the pinfall victory after hitting a Trouble in Paradise kick at ten minutes and twelve seconds.
Kingston defeats Miz in singles competition on Smackdown to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Kingston picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a crossbody splash at eleven minutes and thirty-five seconds.
Cesaro retains the WWE United States Championship by defeating The Miz in singles competition at Royal Rumble. Cesaro picks up the pinfall victory at seven minutes and thirty-seven seconds.
Miz loses to Cesaro in singles competition at WWE Elimination Chamber via disqualification, after a low blow. Due to the circumstances of the loss, Miz retains the United States Championship.
The Miz discusses working with Ric Flair and his thoughts on WWE with Wild Talk Radio.
What an honor; I host a show on RAW called MizTV and my guest at that time was Ric Flair and , you know, not only did I get to do a “Woo” off with Ric Flair, going “Woo” “WOO”, you know; that was a childhood dream.
Wrestlemania 29 is held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutheford, New Jersey. The event features The Miz vs Wade Barrett, Mark Henry vs Ryback, Fandango vs Chris Jericho, The Undertaker vs CM Punk, Triple H vs Brock Lesnar and John Cena vs The Rock.
Miz obtains the WWE Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania 29 by defeating Barrett in singles competition. Miz picks up the submission victory by applying a figure-four leg lock at four minutes and ten seconds.
Miz talks to The Miami Herald about Cesaro, Bray Wyatt and NXT stars.
I love having new talent come up. It’s great, and I think WWE is doing a great job bringing in new characters and new entertainment to the WWE Universe out there and new characters for me to play with out there.
Axel defeats Miz and Barrett in triple threat action at WWE Payback to obtain the Intercontinental Championship. Axel picks up the pinfall victory over Barrett at ten minutes and thirty-five seconds.
Axel retains the WWE Intercontinental Championship at money in the
Bank by defeating The Miz in singles competition. Axel picks up the pinfall victory over Miz at nine minutes and nineteen seconds.
The Miz is a guest on The Art of Wrestling to discuss hazing in WWE and creating his own T-shirt.
I saw Charles Manson with the wild eyes and I wanted to do that and make it into black and white. Maryse likes my eyes, that’s all that matters I guess. But I do want her demographic to buy it. I want hot chicks to buy this shirt. If hot chicks wear the shirt then guess what…. everyone is going to want to wear it.
Miz talks to The Rack about acting, turning heel and Wrestlemania.
Wrestlemania XXX tickets went on sale a couple weeks ago and did really, really well. I’m looking forward to WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans. I think it’s going to be a huge, huge event and I plan on being a major factor in it.
Miz marries Ouellet in a Bahamas ocean front wedding. The reception is held at the Atlantis Resort. Several fellow WWE stars attend the ceremony.
Miz appears on Talk is Jericho to discuss reality television, championship belts and the size of WWE locker rooms.
There’s nowhere to go or put your stuff really. You would think as a WWE superstar with the biggest entertainment brand we’d have these huge locker rooms. It’s more like a little cubbie hole.
Miz captures the WWE Intercontinental Championship at WWE Battleground in an over-the-top-rope elimination battle royal. Miz last eliminates Ziggler at fourteen minutes and thirty seconds for the victory.
MIZ accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominates Nathan, Ricky, Rutt and Oager along with all of my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram followers.
Ziggler defeats The Miz at Summerslam to capture the Intercontinental championship. Miz:
When you step in the ring with someone like Dolph Ziggler, he’s fast, he’s quick, he’s a technical master in the ring. He was Kent State University’s most-winning wrestler. I know these days, because I’ve studied his moves inside and out. I know every weakness that he could possibly throw at me. But it’s just one of those situations where you really want to go into SummerSlam, and you really want to be remembered.
The Miz discusses overcoming odds in WWE, wrestling attire and Summerslam in sit-down interview.
I’ve done this since day one. where I would wear something knowing that this is not the usual or the norm. If someone says something negatively towards me, I’m wearing it out there, because I know that I have better fashion sense than everyone in the WWE, and I guarantee that when people look at it they go ‘it looks weird, but he looks like a million bucks.
WWE announces that WWE Intercontinental champion, Dolph Ziggler will face The Miz in a rematch for the championship at Night of Champions on September 21st.
Miz rolls up Ziggler and latches his tights to score the dirty pin and reclaim the WWE Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions.
WWE announces Miz and Sandow will defend their WWE World Tag Team Championships against The Uso Brothers on the TLC pay-per-view on December 14th.
The Uso Brothers defeat Mizdow in two on two competition at WWE TLC on pay-per-view via disqualification. The match ends when Miz uses one of the tag team championship belts on the Usos. Due to the circumstances of the victory, Mizdow retain the championships.