The Miz is a true come-up story.
Transitioning from the world of reality television to the land of sports-entertainment was not one that was easy on the self-proclaimed "A-Lister" The Miz. Miz got his start with WWE by participating on a season of 'Tough Enough' and although he did not win, he earned himself a WWE developmental contract. Fourteen years later and The Miz has won the WWE Championship, held the Intercontinental Championship eight times, won the Money In The Bank contract and is a Grand Slam Champion in the company.
The Miz recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated to further promote the USA Network series 'Miz & Mrs.' which aired its second episode this past Tuesday. During the interview The Miz reflected on his journey thus far noting that he has traveled the rocky road to success.
“When I first got to WWE, people thought I was going to be fired within three months,” said The Miz. “No one liked me, no one wanted me there, whether it was the fans or the people backstage. I had to fight and fight and fight to earn my spot. Through hard work and dedication, I proved everyone wrong, and I’m the bad guy in WWE, which I find hilarious.”
One man who The Miz has been trying to prove wrong is former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan. The two men have an on-going feud that has been boiling for eight years and that feud continued this past Tuesday on SmackDown Live. To read up on what went down between Miz and Bryan, head over to Fightful's coverage article of SmackDown Live.