Michael Gregory “Mike” Mizanin is an American professional wrestler and actor born on 8th October 1980. Currently, he is signed to WWE and better known by his ring name The Miz. In 2001, Miz appeared as a cast member of the TV reality show The Real World: Back to New York which ultimately provided him recognition and success. Later on, Mizanin appeared in the fourth season of the televised competition named Tough Enough which awarded him a WWE contract as a first runner-up. Before joining WWE, Miz wrestled in different developmental territories such as Ohio Valley Wrestling and Ultimate Pro Wrestling.
In 2006, he made his wrestling debut as a villain and earned fame and success through several victories including WWE Tag Team Championship, World Tag Team Championship and Grand Slam Champion. In addition to wrestling, Mizanin as well starred in numerous films and television shows such as The Marine 3: Homefront, The Soup and Christmas Bounty. As far as his personal life is concerned, Miz married to his girlfriend and former WWE Diva Maryse Quellet in 2014.
The Miz Biceps Size Height Weight Body Measurements
|Real Name||Michael Gregory Mizanin|
|Nickname||The Awesome One, The Money Maker, The A-Lister|
|Profession||Professional Wrestler & Actor|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Billed Height||in centimeters- 188 cm|
in meters- 1.88 m
in feet inches- 6’ 2″
|Billed Weight||in Kilograms- 100 kg|
in Pounds- 220 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 43 Inches|
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 17 Inches
|Hair Colour||Light Brown|
|Debut||SmackDown (As a host): June 2, 2006|
SmackDown (In-Ring): September 2006
Film: The Marine 3: Homefront (2013)
|Titles Won/Achievements||• 1-time WWE Champion|
• 7-time WWE Intercontinental Champion
• 2-time WWE the United States Champion
• 6-time WWE/World Tag Team Champion
• Winner of the 2010 Money in the Bank contract
• 2-time Slammy Award winner
|Slam/Finishing move||Skull-Crushing Finale|
|Date of Birth||8 October 1980|
|Age (as in 2017)||37 Years|
|Birth Place||Parma, Ohio, U.S.|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Libra|
|Hometown||Parma, Ohio, U.S.|
|School||Normandy High School, Ohio, U.S.|
|College/University||Farmer School of Business, Miami University, Ohio|
|Educational Qualification||College Dropout|
|Family||Father– George Mizanin|
Mother– Barbara Pappas
Brother– Not Known
Sister– Not Known
|Hobbies||Watching movies, playing video games|
|Favorite Wrestler||The Ultimate Warrior|
|Favorite TV Shows||American Horror Story, Undateable Live, Saturday Night Live|
|Favorite Drink/Beverage||Water with lemon|
|Favorite Restaurant||In-N-Out Burger|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Wife||Maryse Ouellet (Former Wrestler)|
|Marriage Date||February 20, 2014|
|Salary (as in 2016)||$1,200,000 (excluding Merchandise, Travel and Accommodation)|
|Net Worth (as in 2016)||$5 million|
Some Lesser Known Facts About The Miz
- Does The Miz smoke?: Not Known
- Does The Miz drink alcohol?: Yes
- Michael Gregory Mizanin, better-known by his ring name, “The Miz”, was an avid sportsperson during his high school days. Not only was he the captain of his school Basketball team, but he was also an ardent swimmer. In addition, he was the editor of his high school yearbook.
- In one of the Total Divas’ episode, it was revealed that he was only in the 5th grade when his parents got divorced.
- No sooner had he joined the Farmer School of Business than he received a call from MTV, where he had auditioned to be a part of the TV show, ‘The Real World’. Notably, The Miz went on to become one of the most popular members of the 10th season- The Real World: Back To New York.
- Looking at his popularity, MTV hired him as a host for several of their popular shows.
- To realize his ultimate dream of becoming a wrestler, The Miz left his TV career in mid-2003 and began to train at the Ultimate University, Ultimate Pro Wrestling’s (UPW) developmental domain.
- The following year, he participated in WWE Tough Enough, a wrestling reality show where the winner is awarded a WWE contract worth US$1,000,000. Though The Miz ‘lost’ the final of the show, he was still offered a developmental contract.
- Initially, nothing much changed for The Miz when he made his ‘over-hyped’ main roster debut in 2006 as he had been doing the same chores – taking interviews, making announcements – a few years prior at MTV. A few months later, he finally made his in-ring debut as a heel.
- The Miz remained undefeated for the first three months post his debut. His 3-month-streak was finally ended by former WWE superstar, The Boogeyman!
- The WWE creative had played no part in giving him a ring moniker as he himself had crafted one during his TV days. In one of the episodes of The Real World, he mysteriously began to call himself as ‘The Miz’, an alter ego to his usual cool and easy-going demeanor.
- The Viper, Randy Orton, was the original choice to play the lead role in the WWE Studios production- The Marine 3: Homefront. However, since Randy Orton was a regular defaulter during his time at the US Marine Corps., WWE thought it better to replace him with “The Awesome.”
- Perhaps a unique record in itself, two of his Intercontinental Championship reigns have lasted for only a single day.
- A genuine animal lover, the Miz has two pet cats and dogs. While the cats are named ‘Latte’ and ‘Mocha’, the dogs are referred to as ‘Pumpkin’ and ‘Spice’.
- In 2011, The Miz was voted the most eligible bachelor among 500 single wrestlers by Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI).