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The Miz

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Michael Gregory Mizanin is a professional wrestler, actor, and media personality currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name The Miz.

Mizanin first gained fame as a reality television participant. He was a cast member on MTV's The Real World: Back to New York in 2001 and subsequently appeared in its spinoff series, Real World/Road Rules Challenge from 2002 to 2005, where he reached the finals in The Gauntlet and The Inferno while winning Battle of the Seasons and The Inferno II. Furthermore, he reached the final in Battle of the Network Reality Stars and won the sixth season of Fear Factor in 2006. After becoming the runner-up in the fourth season of Tough Enough and subsequently launching his WWE career, Mizanin appeared on Diva Search, Total Divas, and Tough Enough. He and his wife Maryse will also star in their own reality show titled Miz & Mrs. that will premiere in 2018. He has also come to star in several films produced by WWE Studios, portraying Jake Carter in The Marine 3: Homefront, The Marine 4: Moving Target, and The Marine 5: Battleground as well as starring in Christmas Bounty and Santa's Little Helper.

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Michael Gregory Mizanin is a professional wrestler, actor, and media personality currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name The Miz.

Mizanin first gained fame as a reality television participant. He was a cast member on MTV's The Real World: Back to New York in 2001 and subsequently appeared in its spinoff series, Real World/Road Rules Challenge from 2002 to 2005, where he reached the finals in The Gauntlet and The Inferno while winning Battle of the Seasons and The Inferno II. Furthermore, he reached the final in Battle of the Network Reality Stars and won the sixth season of Fear Factor in 2006. After becoming the runner-up in the fourth season of Tough Enough and subsequently launching his WWE career, Mizanin appeared on Diva Search, Total Divas, and Tough Enough. He and his wife Maryse will also star in their own reality show titled Miz & Mrs. that will premiere in 2018. He has also come to star in several films produced by WWE Studios, portraying Jake Carter in The Marine 3: Homefront, The Marine 4: Moving Target, and The Marine 5: Battleground as well as starring in Christmas Bounty and Santa's Little Helper.

After being trained at Deep South Wrestling and Ohio Valley Wrestling, he was promoted to the main roster in 2006. In the main roster, The Miz has won the WWE Championship once, the 2010 Raw Money in the Bank ladder match as well as the Intercontinental Championship eight times, being the second longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion in WWE history by combined days behind Pedro Morales. He is also a former two-time United States Champion and a former six-time world tag team champion (two World Tag Team and four WWE Tag Team), which made him the 25th Triple Crown Champion in company history and the 14th Grand Slam Champion. The Miz was ranked number one on Pro Wrestling Illustrated's (PWI) annual PWI 500 list for 2011.

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