In April 2007, he appeared on the game show Identity, where he appeared as a stranger, and contestant John Kim correctly identified his identity as a professional wrestler by the odd way he added "Miz-" before most words.
In 2008, Mizanin appeared on the Sci Fi reality series Ghost Hunters Live as a guest investigator.
He also participated in swimming, the student government and was the editor of his high school yearbook.
He then attended Miami University, where he was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity, and studied business at the Richard T. Mizanin dropped out of college, where he was pursuing a degree in business, in order to appear on the tenth season of MTV's reality television program, The Real World, in 2001.
This trope is also common in awards shows such as the Oscars or the Grammys, where the winners can vanish almost as soon as they win, and then be completely overshadowed by at least one of the competitors they beat in a given category.Mizanin largely dropped out of world title contention after 2011, and the period of 2012 to 2016 has been marked by him winning the Intercontinental Championship six times, which made him the 25th Triple Crown Champion in company history and the 5th Grand Slam Champion.The Miz, a native of Parma, Ohio, attended Normandy High School, where he was the captain of the basketball and cross country teams.Mizanin was drafted to the ECW brand in 2007, where he formed a successful partnership with John Morrison, winning the WWE Tag Team Championship, World Tag Team Championship, and the 2008 Tag Team of the Year Slammy Award.After being drafted to Raw in 2009, he won the United States Championship twice, the unified tag team titles with Big Show and the Raw Money in the Bank ladder match for a guaranteed WWE Championship match.