The WWE has produced many superstars in recent times and The Miz ranks amongst the biggest of them all. The American wrestler has won numerous championships including the WWE championship and the 2010 Money in The Bank Ladder Match. Additionally, he has endeared himself to millions of wrestling fans all over the world with his flamboyant persona as well as his signature skull crushing finale move. Want to know more intimate details about your favourite WWE star? Then, read on.
The Miz Biography
Michael Gregory Mizanin was born on the 8th of October 1980 in Parma, Ohio. His father’s name is George Mizanin while his mother’s name is Barbara Pappas. His parents divorced when he was growing up and his mom subsequently remarried a man named Donnie. The pro wrestler thus grew up with his mom, his stepdad and two younger half-siblings named Johnny and Tonia. The Miz spent his formative years in Parma and attended Normandy High School. While in high school, he was a well-rounded student. He not only participated in several sporting activities but was also on the student government body. On graduating high school, the WWE star proceeded to the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at the Miami University. He initially intended to obtain a business degree but later dropped out in 2001.
Prior to becoming a well-known wrestler, The Miz first found fame as a reality TV star. His first foray into the reality TV world came in 2001 on the MTV series, The Real World. After The Real World, the Ohio native appeared on other TV shows such as Battle of the Sexes 2, The Inferno and Battle of the Seasons 2. In the year 2004, The Miz entered into Tough Enough; a WWE show which rewards winners with a WWE contract as well as hefty prize money. He ended up not winning the competition but the powers that be were so impressed that they nevertheless offered him a WWE contract. Under the contract, he was sent to hone his skills at the Deep South Wrestling and Ohio Valley Wrestling. He thereafter made his WWE debut in 2006. Since then, the Ohio native has won several championships including the WWE Championship, WWE Tag Team Championship, WWE Intercontinental Championship and Money in the Bank.
Family (Wife and Daughter)
It is often said that opposites attract but that does not seem to be the case when it comes to The Miz. The WWE superstar is married to a fellow pro-wrestler, Maryse Ouellet. Ouellet is a native of Montreal, Canada and was born on the 21st of January 1983. She joined the WWE in 2006 after participating in their Diva Search reality TV series. Since then, she has fought on the Smackdown and Raw Brands. She has also won multiple titles including the WWE Divas Championships. Asides from wrestling, Ouellet is also a model, actress, reality TV star and entrepreneur. The Miz and Ouellet got engaged in 2013 after dating for several years. They later tied the knot in a destination wedding in the Bahamas in February 2014. The couple has at least one child together. Her name is Monroe Sky Mizanin and she was born in March 2018. Additionally, the couple also stars in a reality TV series aptly titled Miz & Mrs. The show chronicles their lives, both in and out of the ring, and debuted in 2018.
The Miz has a net worth estimated at $9 million. His source of wealth is his career earnings over the years including his prize monies. Asides wrestling, the Ohio native is also a budding actor and has appeared in several movies, especially those produced by the WWE Studios. They include The Campaign, Santa’s Little Helper, Christmas Bounty, Fighting with My Family, The Marine 3: Homefront, The Marine 4: Moving Target, The Marine 5: Battleground, and The Marine 6: Close Quarters. The wrestler has also lent his voice to several video games and this must have yielded a decent compensation for him.
Other Facts About The Miz
- He is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m) tall.
- He was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity during his days at the Miami University.
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated named him the most hated wrestler in 2011.
- He made a guest appearance on the long-running CW series, Supernatural, in 2016.
- The wrestler has Slovakian, Greek, Romanian, German and English ancestry.
- He has won multiple reality TV shows including Battle of the Seasons (2002) and The Inferno II (2005).