Michael Gregory \"Mike\" Mizanin is an American professional wrestler, reality television star, and actor. He is signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name The Miz.
Mizanin first gained fame as a cast member on MTV's The Real World: Back to New York, which first aired in 2001, and its spinoff series, Real World/Road Rules Challenge. He later entered the fourth season of Tough Enough, a televised competition which awarded the winner a WWE contract, and became the first runner-up. Mizanin trained and wrestled in independent/developmental territories Ultimate Pro Wrestling, Deep South Wrestling, and Ohio Valley Wrestling prior to appearing in WWE.
Mizanin became host of the annual WWE Diva Search competition in 2006. Following his hosting duties, Mizanin made his wrestling debut in September 2006, as a villain who went undefeated for three months, but his winning streak ended when he was later defeated by The Boogeyman at Armageddon. In 2007, Miz was drafted from SmackDown! To the ECW brand, where he formed a partnership with John Morrison, and as a team would go on to win both the WWE Tag Team Championship and World Tag Team Championship.