Profile:
  • Name: The Miz
  • Real Name: Mike Mizanin
  • Date of Birth: October 8, 1980
  • Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
  • Height: 6'2
  • Weight: 220 pounds
  • WWE Debut: June 2, 2006
  • Nicknames: "The Miz", "Awesome One", "Chick Magnet", "The Most Must-See WWE Superstar"
  • Finishers: Skull Crushing Finale, Figure Four Leglock, Reality Check, Mizard of Oz
  • Career Highlights: 1-time WWE Champion, 2-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, 2-time WWE United States Champion, 3-time WWE Tag Team Champion (1-time with John Morrison, 1-time with Big Show & 1-time with John Cena), 2-time World Tag Team Champion (1-time with John Morrison & 1-time with Big Show), 2010 Raw Money in the Bank Winner
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Wins: PWI #1 Wrestler (2011), Most Hated Wrestler of the Year Award (2011)
  • Slammy Award Wins: Tag Team of the Year Award with John Morrison (2008), Best WWE.com Exclusive for "The Dirt Sheet" with John Morrison (2008)
  • Slammy Award Nominations: Match of the Year Award for Royal Rumble match at Royal Rumble (2008), Best Musical Performance Award for "Misfits and Mofos" with John Morrison (2008), Shocker of the Year Award for cashing in Money in the Bank contract to win the WWE Championship (2010), Superstar of the Year Award (2010), "Tell Me I Did Not Just See That" Moment of the Year Award for disguising as The Rock (2011), Superstar of the Year Award (2011)

Biography:
Initially starting out as the host of the WWE Diva Search, The Miz began making an impact with a controversial undefeated streak and interviewed wrestlers in a controversial talk show called Miz TV. Miz was a spike-haired guy who would flirt with girls especially ECW's dance troupe Extreme Expose and call himself the Chick Magnet. Miz's career rose as a competitor by forming a tag team with John Morrison that dominated WWE's tag team division from 2007 to 2009 until Miz turned on Morrison to break the tag team and move on to singles success. He experienced greater success with a rivalry against John Cena and changed himself from the Chick Magnet to the Awesome One. He would go on to win numerous singles championships including the sports-entertainment's most prestigious reward, the WWE Championship and elevate his status as a main event competitor. He has competed in numerous tag teams and is also responsible for ending the career of his former tag team partner John Morrison.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2004)

After starting his professional wrestling career in Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW), Mike Mizanin debuted in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as a competitor of Tough Enough IV, a reality competition with the winner earning a WWE contract. The contest took place on WWE's SmackDown! brand. On October 21 edition of SmackDown!, Mizanin debuted on WWE television as one of the eight finalists of Tough Enough in the first segment of Tough Enough IV. At Armageddon, Mizanin made his pay-per-view debut and participated in the final round of Tough Enough against Daniel Puder in a Dixie Dogfight, a three-round Boxing match. The match was a no contest but Puder was awarded the victory on the basis of crowd reaction. Puder won the Tough Enough competition and Mizanin became the runner-up. Mizanin failed to win the competition but signed a contract with WWE's developmental territory Deep South Wrestling (DSW).

World Wrestling Entertainment (2006 - present)
SmackDown! (2006 - 2007)
After competing in WWE's developmental territories including DSW and Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), Mike Mizanin signed a WWE contract in March 2006 and was assigned to the SmackDown! brand. Mizanin debuted on WWE television on April 21 edition of SmackDown! under the ring name The Miz. He tried to crash JBL's Great American party but his debut was cancelled by the network executive Palmer Cannon. Miz made his debut on June 2 edition of SmackDown!. He became the host of SmackDown!. He would handle hosting duties like introducing matches and hosting the 2006 Diva Search competition.

Layla won the Diva Search competition and Miz began pursuing her affections but failed in achieving so. On September 1 edition of SmackDown!, Miz competed in his first WWE match. He cheated to defeat Tatanka and established himself as a heel. Miz began an undefeated streak as he would win matches by cheating. Miz formed an alliance with Kristal to feud with Layla after Layla rejected his advances. During his alliance with Kristal, Miz began a rivalry with Boogeyman, which culminated in a match between the two at Armageddon, which Boogeyman won, thus ending Miz's undefeated streak.

On January 26, 2007 edition of SmackDown!, Miz participated in a Battle Royal against Chris Benoit, Kane, King Booker, Finlay and Montel Vontavious Porter. He was eliminated by Finlay. The match ended in a no contest when Undertaker interfered and eliminated all the participants. At Royal Rumble, Miz competed in his first pay-per-view match as he participated in his first Royal Rumble match as the #29 entrant. He lasted seven seconds until he was eliminated by The Great Khali.

On April 2 edition of Raw, Miz received his first championship opportunity as he teamed with Johnny Nitro as they participated in a Battle Royal for the World Tag Team Championship. They were eliminated by John Cena and Shawn Michaels. The Hardys won the Battle Royal. Miz was drafted to the ECW brand in the Supplemental Draft on June 17.

ECW (2007 - 2009)
After being drafted to the ECW roster, Miz competed in his first match as part of the ECW roster on July 10, defeating Nunzio. ECW's dance troupe Extreme Expose became interested in Miz and they began accompanying Miz during his matches. Miz began a rivalry with Balls Mahoney as Extreme Expose member Kelly Kelly began falling in love with Mahoney. She tried to go on a date with Mahoney but Miz prevented her from doing so as he owned the contracts of Extreme Expose. This would end up in Kelly leaving Extreme Expose.


At Cyber Sunday, Miz unsuccessfully challenged CM Punk for the ECW Championship. On October 30 edition of ECW, Miz lost to Morrison to determine the #1 contender for the championship. Miz and Morrison began a rivalry with each other for the championship. On November 16 (taped November 13) edition of ECW, John Morrison and Miz defeated Montel Vontavious Porter and Matt Hardy to win the WWE Tag Team Championship. Morrison and Miz were both rivals of each other but managed to team up to get the victory. At Survivor Series, Miz competed against CM Punk and John Morrison in a Triple Threat match for the ECW Championship. Punk won the match. Morrison and Miz established themselves as a top tag team by retaining the WWE Tag Team Championship against several tag teams on SmackDown! and ECW.

Entering 2008, Miz participated in a Battle Royal on January 22 edition of ECW. He was eliminated by Kane. Shelton Benjamin won the Battle Royal. At Royal Rumble, Miz participated in the 2008 Royal Rumble match as the #16 entrant. He lasted thirteen minutes until he was eliminated by Hornswoggle. In February 2008, John Morrison and Miz started a live webshow on WWE.com called The Dirt Sheet, in which they sat in a Hollywood-based set and mocked WWE wrestlers and tag teams through different get-ups and mannerisms. On March 14 edition of SmackDown!, Miz lost to John Morrison in a qualification match for the Money in the Bank Ladder match.

At the pre-Show of WrestleMania XXIV, Miz participated in a Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender for the ECW Championship. He was eliminated by Jamie Noble. Kane won the Battle Royal. At Judgment Day, John Morrison and Miz successfully defended the WWE Tag Team Championship against Kane and CM Punk. On June 10 edition of ECW, Morrison and Miz successfully defended the championship against Kane and Punk in a rematch.
On June 23 edition of Raw, Miz participated in a Draft Pick Battle Royal as a member of Team ECW, consisting of Matt Hardy, John Morrison, Chavo Guerrero and Shelton Benjamin. He was eliminated by Batista. Edge won the Battle Royal.

At Night of Champions, Morrison and Miz successfully defended the WWE Tag Team Championship against Finlay and Hornswoggle. On July 11 edition of SmackDown!, Morrison and Miz lost to Finlay and Hornswoggle. At The Great American Bash, Morrison and Miz defended the WWE Tag Team Championship against Finlay and Hornswoggle, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder and Jesse and Festus in a Fatal Four-Way match. Hawkins and Ryder won the championship. Morrison and Miz's reign ended at 250 days.


On July 22 edition of ECW, Miz competed against Matt Hardy, John Morrison and Finlay in a Fatal Four-Way match to determine the #1 contender for the ECW Championship. Hardy won the match. On August 26 edition of ECW, Miz defeated Evan Bourne to qualify for the Championship Scramble. On September 1 edition of ECW, Miz participated in a Battle Royal. He was eliminated by the eventual winner Mark Henry. At Unforgiven, Miz participated in the first-ever Championship Scramble against Mark Henry, Matt Hardy, Chavo Guerrero and Finlay for the ECW Championship. Hardy won the match.


John Morrison and Miz began a rivalry with Cryme Tyme over their respective webshows Dirt Sheet and Word Up. At Cyber Sunday, Morrison and Miz defeated Cryme Tyme. At Survivor Series, Morrison and Miz were on John "Bradshaw" Layfield's Team JBL, consisting of Kane and Montel Vontavious Porter, against Shawn Michaels' Team HBK, consisting of Rey Mysterio, The Great Khali and Cryme Tyme, in a Survivor Series match. Miz was eliminated by Rey Mysterio. Team HBK won. Michaels, Mysterio and Khali survived the match. On December 1 edition of Raw, Miz participated in a tournament to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. He lost to Rey Mysterio in the quarter-final round.

At December 13 house show, John Morrison and Miz defeated CM Punk and Kofi Kingston to win the World Tag Team Championship. At Tribute to the Troops, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, John Morrison and Miz lost to Jeff Hardy, CM Punk and R-Truth in a six-man tag team match. Entering 2009, Miz participated in the 2009 Royal Rumble match as the #13 entrant. He lasted one minute until he was eliminated by Triple H. Randy Orton won the Royal Rumble. On February 23 edition of Raw, Miz competed against CM Punk and John Morrison in a Triple Threat match to qualify for Money in the Bank Ladder match. Punk won the match.


John Morrison and Miz began pursuing the affection of Bella Twins, which resulted in a rivalry against Carlito and Primo, which resulted in Brie Bella siding with Carlito and Primo and Nikki Bella siding with Morrison and Miz. At the pre-show of WrestleMania XXV, Morrison and Miz competed against Carlito and Primo for Carlito and Primo's WWE Tag Team Championship and Morrison and Miz's World Tag Team Championship in a Title Unification Lumberjack match. Carlito and Primo won to unify both championships. Morrison and Miz's reign ended at 113 days. On April 6 edition of Raw, Morrison and Miz unsuccessfully challenged Carlito and Primo for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship in a Lumberjack match.


On April 13 edition of Raw, Miz's partnership with John Morrison ended when Morrison accidentally cost Miz, a match against Kofi Kingston, which resulted in Miz being drafted to the Raw brand, thus separating the two. However, Miz turned on Morrison by attacking him and ending their friendship.


Raw (2009 - present)

After being drafted to the Raw brand, Miz began his career as a singles competitor and began elevating his status. He began a rivalry with John Cena on the basis that he was unable to wrestle a proper match against Cena and proclaimed himself undefeated against Cena. On June 15 edition of Raw, Miz participated in a Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at The Bash. Miz was eliminated by John Cena and Triple H. Triple H won the Battle Royal. At The Bash, Miz lost to Cena. The following night, on June 29 edition of Raw, Miz participated in a Night of Champions Tournament to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at Night of Champions. Miz lost to John Cena in the semi-final round to end the rivalry.


Miz began pursuing the affections of Maryse and began an affair with her. At Night of Champions, Miz competed against Kofi Kingston, MVP, Carlito, Primo and Jack Swagger in a Six-Pack Challenge for the WWE United States Championship. Kingston retained the championship. On August 3 edition of Raw, Miz lost to John Cena in a Lumberjack match, which resulted in Miz being banned from Raw and SummerSlam as ordered by the Raw guest hosts Dr. Ken and Jeremy Piven. The following week, on August 10 edition of Raw, Miz dressed as Calgary Kid and defeated Eugene in a Contract on a Pole match to earn a WWE contract. After the match, Calgary Kid unmasked himself revealing to be Miz and debuted a new finisher, Skull Crushing Finale by delivering it to Eugene.

Miz changed his gimmick from the Chick Magnet to a cocky singles competitor who proclaimed himself to be awesome. He began pursuing the WWE United States Championship. At Breaking Point, Miz unsuccessfully challenged Kofi Kingston for the championship. At Hell in a Cell, Miz competed against Kingston and Jack Swagger in a Triple Threat match for the championship. Kingston retained the championship. The following night, on October 5 edition of Raw, Miz defeated Kingston to earn an upset victory and win the WWE United States Championship, thus winning his first singles championship in WWE.

After winning the WWE United States Championship, Miz began a rivalry against his former tag team partner John Morrison. At Bragging Rights, Miz represented Raw and defeated Morrison in a Champion vs. Champion match. At Survivor Series, Miz captained Team Miz, consisting of Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus and Drew McIntyre against John Morrison's Team Morrison, consisting of Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin, Finlay and Evan Bourne in a Survivor Series match. Team Miz won. Miz, McIntyre and Sheamus survived the match. At Tribute to the Troops, Miz defeated John Morrison in a Champion vs. Champion match to end the rivalry.

Entering 2010, Miz began a rivalry with Montel Vontavious Porter. At Royal Rumble, Miz successfully defended the WWE United States Championship against MVP. Later that night, Miz participated in the 2010 Royal Rumble match as the #16 entrant. He lasted seventeen seconds until he was eliminated by MVP. On February 8 edition of Raw, Miz formed a tag team with Big Show. Miz and Show defeated D-Generation X and Straight Edge Society in a Triple Threat Elimination match to win the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship. Miz became a double champion. After winning the championship, Miz and Show named their tag team ShoMiz.

At Elimination Chamber, Miz cheated to defeat Montel Vontavious Porter to retain the WWE United States Championship after Big Show delivered a Knockout Punch to MVP. In February 2010, the ECW brand ended and was replaced by a new reality show NXT, in which new wrestlers would compete and WWE wrestlers would be their Pros. Miz became the Pro of NXT Rookie Daniel Bryan. However, Miz disliked Bryan and the two developed a jealousy and hatred against each other. At WrestleMania XXVI, Miz made his WrestleMania debut as ShoMiz successfully defended the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship against John Morrison and R-Truth through cheating.

At Extreme Rules, ShoMiz competed in a Gauntlet match. They eliminated John Morrison and R-Truth and Montel Vontavious Porter and Mark Henry before being eliminated by Hart Dynasty. The following night, on April 26 edition of Raw, ShoMiz lost the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship to Hart Dynasty. ShoMiz's reign ended at 77 days. After the match, Big Show turned on Miz by delivering him a Knockout Punch and ending their partnership, thus disbanding ShoMiz.

After the disbanding of ShoMiz, Miz formed a tag team with Chris Jericho in attempt to regain the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship from Hart Dynasty. On May 17 edition of Raw, Miz lost the WWE United States Championship to Bret Hart in a No Disqualification No Count-outs match after Hart Dynasty delivered a Hart Attack to Miz. Miz's reign ended at 224 days. At Over the Limit, Chris Jericho and Miz unsuccessfully challenged Hart Dynasty for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship.


In June 2010, Miz became the WWE Pro of NXT Rookie Alex Riley in NXT Season 2. On June 14 edition of Raw, Miz defeated R-Truth, John Morrison and Zack Ryder in a Fatal Four-Way match to win his second WWE United States Championship. At Fatal 4-Way, Miz successfully defended the championship against Truth. On July 13 edition of NXT, Miz participated in a Battle Royal pitting NXT members against NXT Rookies and WWE Pros. Miz eliminated himself. Nexus won the Battle Royal.

At Money in the Bank, Miz defeated Randy Orton, Edge, Chris Jericho, John Morrison, Mark Henry, Evan Bourne and Ted DiBiase in the 2010 Raw Money in the Bank Ladder match. As a result, Miz won the Money in the Bank briefcase containing a contract that required the contract holder to cash in for a WWE Championship match anytime or anywhere he wanted. This rose Miz's status as a main event competitor. Miz began feuding with his former NXT Rookie Daniel Bryan. At Night of Champions, Miz lost the WWE United States Championship to Bryan. Miz's reign ended at 97 days.

Miz appointed his NXT Rookie Alex Riley as his assistant. Riley would assist Miz during his matches and help him in winning matches. At Hell in a Cell, Miz competed against Daniel Bryan and John Morrison in a Triple Threat Submissions Count Anywhere match. Bryan retained the championship. The following night, on October 4 edition of Raw, Miz participated in a Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at Bragging Rights. Miz was eliminated by John Morrison. Wade Barrett won the Battle Royal. The following week, on October 11 edition of Raw, Miz defeated John Cena in a No Disqualification match, upsetting him, to qualify for the right to be captain of Team Raw at Bragging Rights, after Michael McGillicutty and Husky Harris attacked Cena.

On October 18 edition of Raw, Miz represented Raw in an Interpromotional Battle Royal. He was eliminated by Big Show. Big Show and Edge won the Battle Royal. At Bragging Rights, Miz was the captain of Team Raw, consisting of CM Punk, Sheamus, John Morrison, Ezekiel Jackson, Santino Marella and R-Truth against Big Show's Team SmackDown!, consisting of Edge, Rey Mysterio, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston, Tyler Reks and Alberto Del Rio in an Elimination match. Miz was eliminated by Edge for the win. Team SmackDown! won. Edge and Mysterio survived the match. At Survivor Series, Miz attacked Daniel Bryan with his Money in the Bank briefcase after Bryan retained the WWE United States Championship against Ted DiBiase.

On November 22 edition of Raw, Miz cashed in his Money in the Bank contract for a WWE Championship opportunity against Randy Orton successfully defended the championship against Wade Barrett. Miz defeated Orton to get the upset victory and win the WWE Championship, thus finally making the biggest awesome move of his career and winning the biggest championship of his career. Miz finally became a world heavyweight champion and added the sports-entertainment's top prize to the list of his awesome accomplishments.

At Tribute to the Troops, Miz, Wade Barrett and Alberto Del Rio lost to John Cena, Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton in a six-man tag team match. At TLC, Miz successfully defended the WWE Championship against Orton in a Tables match after assistance by Alex Riley. Entering 2011, Miz defeated Randy Orton to retain the WWE Championship at Royal Rumble after CM Punk delivered a Go 2 Sleep to Orton. Later that night, Miz interfered in the 2011 Royal Rumble match and eliminated John Cena from the match, thus beginning a feud with Cena. At Elimination Chamber, Miz successfully defended the WWE Championship against Jerry Lawler.

The following night, on February 21 edition of Raw, Miz and John Cena defeated Corre members Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel to win the WWE Tag Team Championship. Miz became a double champion. Miz and Cena lost the championship back to Corre in an immediate rematch after Miz turned on Cena by delivering a Skull Crushing Finale to Cena. At WrestleMania XXVII, Miz successfully defended the WWE Championship against John Cena in a No Disqualification, No Count-outs, No Time Limit match after The Rock delivered a Rock Bottom to Cena.

At Extreme Rules, Miz defended the WWE Championship against John Cena and John Morrison in a Triple Threat Steel Cage match. Cena won the championship after R-Truth interfered and prevented Morrison from winning the match. Miz's reign ended at 160 days. On May 9 edition of Raw, Miz defeated Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio in a Triple Threat match to become the #1 contender for the WWE Championship. At Over the Limit, Miz unsuccessfully challenged John Cena for the championship in an "I Quit" match.

After losing the WWE Championship and failing to regain the championship, Miz blamed Alex Riley for the losses and fired him, leading to Riley turning on Miz by attacking him. As a result, Miz began a rivalry with Riley, which culminated in a match between the two at Capitol Punishment, which Riley won, upsetting his former mentor. The following night, on June 21 edition of Raw, Miz teamed with Christian and R-Truth against John Cena, Randy Orton and Alex Riley in an elimination match. Miz was eliminated by Cena. Cena, Orton and Riley won. Cena survived the match.

At Money in the Bank, Miz competed against Alberto Del Rio, Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Evan Bourne, Jack Swagger and Alex Riley in the 2011 Raw Money in the Bank Ladder match. ADR won the match. The following night, on July 18 edition of Raw, Miz participated in a WWE Championship Tournament for the vacated WWE Championship. He defeated Alex Riley in the quarter-final round and Kofi Kingston in the semi-final round. The following week, on July 25 edition of Raw, Miz lost to Rey Mysterio in the final round.

At SummerSlam, Miz, R-Truth and Alberto Del Rio lost to Rey Mysterio, John Morrison and Kofi Kingston in a six-man tag team match. Miz formed a tag team with Truth called Awesome Truth. The two blamed WWE management for holding them back from success. At Night of Champions, Awesome Truth unsuccessfully challenged Air Boom for the WWE Tag Team Championship by disqualification. Later that night, Awesome Truth interfered in a No Disqualification match between Triple H and CM Punk, attacking both men. As a result of their actions, Awesome Truth were fired by Triple H.

At Hell in a Cell, Awesome Truth interfered in the WWE Championship Triple Threat Hell in a Cell match between John Cena, CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio. They were masked and dressed in black sweatshirts and they attacked all the three competitors. They were eventually arrested for their actions. They apologized to the WWE Universe for their actions and were reinstated on the roster by John Laurinaitis. On October 14 edition of SmackDown!, Miz participated in a Battle Royal which stipulated that the winner would earn a championship match of his own choice. Miz was eliminated by Randy Orton for the win.

After being reinstated on the roster, Awesome Truth began a rivalry with Triple H and CM Punk, which culminated in a tag team match between the two teams at Vengeance, which Awesome Truth won after Kevin Nash attacked Triple H. Later that night, Awesome Truth helped Alberto Del Rio in retaining the WWE Championship against John Cena in a Last Man Standing match by attacking Cena. As a result, Awesome Truth began a rivalry with The Rock and John Cena, which culminated in a tag team match between the two teams at Survivor Series, which Rock and Cena won. The following night, on November 21 edition of Raw, Miz turned on Truth by delivering him a Skull Crushing Finale and ending their partnership.

At Tribute to the Troops, Mark Henry, Alberto Del Rio and Miz lost to CM Punk, John Cena and Big Show. At TLC, Miz competed against CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio in a Triple Threat Tables, Ladders and Chairs match for the WWE Championship. Punk retained the championship. A decline began in Miz's career and his career went on a slump. Entering 2012, Miz competed against Sheamus, R-Truth and Wade Barrett in a Battle Royal. Miz was eliminated by Truth for the win. At Royal Rumble, Miz participated in the 2012 Royal Rumble match as the #1 entrant. He lasted forty-five minutes until he was eliminated by Big Show. Sheamus won the Royal Rumble.

At Elimination Chamber, Miz competed against CM Punk, Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth in the Raw Elimination Chamber for the WWE Championship. Punk retained the championship. At WrestleMania XXVIII, Miz was on David Otunga's Team Johnny, consisting of Mark Henry, Drew McIntyre and American Perfection against Santino Marella's Team Teddy, consisting of Booker T, The Great Khali, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth and Zack Ryder to determine the General Manager of both Raw and SmackDown!. Team Johnny defeated Team Teddy after Eve distracted Ryder, allowing Miz to pin Ryder. As a result of Team Johnny won, John Laurinaitis became the General Manager of both brands.

At the pre-show of Extreme Rules, Miz unsuccessfully challenged Santino Marella for the WWE United States Championship. At Over the Limit, Miz participated in a Battle Royal with the winner earning a WWE Intercontinental Championship or WWE United States Championship match of his choice. Miz was eliminated by Christian for the win. Miz disappeared from WWE television.

At Money in the Bank, Miz made a surprise return to WWE television, competing against John Cena, Chris Jericho, Big Show and Kane in the 2012 WWE Championship Money in the Bank Ladder match. On July 23 edition of Raw, Miz defeated Christian to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship, upsetting Christian to win the championship. At SummerSlam, Miz successfully defended the championship against Rey Mysterio. At Night of Champions, Miz defeated Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes and Sin Cara in a Fatal Four-Way to retain the championship.

On October 17 (taped October 16) edition of Main Event, Miz lost the WWE Intercontinental Championship to Kofi Kingston. Miz's reign ended at 85 days. At Hell in a Cell, Miz unsuccessfully challenged Kingston for the championship. On November 6 edition of SmackDown!, Miz turned babyface by offering a handshake to Kingston after losing a championship match to Kingston. At Survivor Series, Miz was on Team Foley, consisting of Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton and Team Hell No against Dolph Ziggler's Team Ziggler, consisting of Alberto Del Rio, Wade Barrett, David Otunga and Damien Sandow in a Survivor Series match. Miz was eliminated by ADR. Team Ziggler won. Ziggler survived the match.

At TLC, Alberto Del Rio, Miz and Brooklyn Brawler defeated 3MB in a six-man tag team match. On December 17 edition of Raw, ADR, Miz and Tommy Dreamer defeated 3MB. Entering 2013, Miz began feuding with Antonio Cesaro for the WWE United States Championship. On January 14 edition of Raw, Miz was honored by Ric Flair to use Flair's Figure Four Leglock on Cesaro, leading to Miz using it as his new submission maneuver. At the pre-show of Royal Rumble, Miz unsuccessfully challenged Cesaro for the championship. At Royal Rumble, Miz participated in the 2013 Royal Rumble match as the #28 entrant. He lasted five minutes until he was eliminated by Ryback. John Cena won the Royal Rumble.

At Elimination Chamber, Miz unsuccessfully challenged Antonio Cesaro for the WWE United States Championship by disqualification. The following night, on February 18 edition of Raw, Miz defeated Cesaro in a No Disqualification match. On March 1 edition of SmackDown!, Cesaro defeated Miz in a Two out of Three Falls match to retain the WWE United States Championship and end the rivalry. At the pre-show of WrestleMania 29, Miz defeated Wade Barrett to win his second WWE Intercontinental Championship. On April 8 edition of Raw, Miz lost the championship back to Barrett. Miz's reign ended at 1 day.

At the pre-show of Extreme Rules, Miz defeated Cody Rhodes. At Payback, Miz competed against Wade Barrett and Curtis Axel in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Axel won the championship. At Money in the Bank, Miz unsuccessfully challenged Axel for the championship. Shortly after, Miz began short rivalries with Fandango and Randy Orton.

The Miz's WWE Photo Gallery:
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The Miz in 2006
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John Morrison and The Miz
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John Morrison and The Miz - WWE Tag Team Champions
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WWE Tag Team Champion
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John Morrison and The Miz - World Tag Team Champions
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World Tag Team Champion
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WWE United States Champion
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ShoMiz
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WWE Champion
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The Miz and John Cena
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WWE Intercontinental Champion
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The Miz at WWE.com