Mike The Miz’s Dancing With the Stars 2021 Premiere
Mike “The Miz” Mizanin is a huge personality and a WWE star, but now he’s a contender for “Dancing With the Stars” 2021. For his Season 30 debut performance, he and his dance partner, Witney Carson , danced cha cha to BTS’s song “Butter”. Carson is a seasoned veteran and a series ballroom champion.
During rehearsals, Carson said Mizanin had “a great personality.” And, he definitely showed his wit. Mizanin was expressive and looked like he was having fun on the dance floor. Some of his moves were a bit powerful, but his performance was pure entertainment.
For his first performance, Mizanin scored 6 in all areas, with a total of 24 out of 40. The judges had a few small criticisms but praised the WWE star for his personality and drive. Chief Justice Len Goodman told Mizanin he was “better than expected.”
Mike “The Miz” Mizanin started on “The Real World”
Mike “The Miz” Mizanin first made a name for himself in Hollywood as one of the Seven Strangers in Season 10 of MTV’s “The Real World: Back to New York”. He went on to appear on MTV’s “The Challenge” and then hosted several reunion episodes for the series. Mizanin even won a season of “The Challenge”, called “Battle of the Seasons”.
But how did Mizanin get involved with WWE? In October 2004, Mizanin joined a television contest called “Tough Enough” and won a contract with WWE and a million dollar prize, as reported by Bleacher Report.
Mizanin is recovering from a serious injury
According to Sports Illustrated, Mizanin tore his left ACL during a WWE WrestleMania Backlash event, in May 2021. A month after injuring himself, Mizanin spoke to Sports Illustrated about his recovery time.
He explained: “I will be away for a little while. I saw that I will be absent for nine months. I don’t intend to be away for nine months. I was on TV last Monday, and I’m going to be on TV every week.
Mizanin continued, “We always tell kids not to try what we do at home because it’s a very dangerous sport, and I’m a person who has never been injured in a WWE ring for. my whole career. I had a match and I got injured? Yes, the answer is yes, I hurt myself. How long will I be away? To be completely honest, I don’t even know. I just work on physiotherapy, I put everything back to 100% so that I can give the audience exactly what they want.
Mizanin was facing Damian Priest in a lumberjack match when he was injured, according to Sports Keeda.
When not appearing in WWE or “Dancing With the Stars”, The Miz has his own reality TV series called “Miz & Mrs.”, opposite his wife, Maryse Ouellet.
Additionally, The Wrap reported that Mizanin was a star on the Nickelodeon show “Side Hustle”. In the show, Mizanin plays Jujutsu star Clint Kickwood.
“Dancing With the Stars” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET on the ABC Network.
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