Before evolving into one of the biggest stars in WWE history, Mike Mizanin broke out on MTV’s The Real World: Back to New York, introducing his alter ego, “The Miz.” He was an MTV stalwart, also starring on several seasons of The Challenge. Now Mizanin is back home on MTV as host of the show in which he once competed!
The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars pits ten of the fiercest champions from past “Challenge” seasons against ten celebrities, including Shawn Johnson, Terrell Owens and Romeo Miller. The two teams will battle against each other in grueling challenges each episode of the eight-week special series. Winners will compete for a chance to take a share of the $150,000 cash prize to donate to their beloved charities.
Says The Miz: “After 12 years, I can't tell you how excited I am to be back on The Challenge, this time as the host. I can honestly say that if it wasn't for this iconic show, I never would've had the confidence to fulfill my dream of becoming a WWE Superstar."
“The Miz” has climbed through the ranks to become one of the most recognizable faces in WWE since placing second on WWE’s Million Dollar Tough Enough in 2004. He main evented WWE WrestleMania 27 opposite John Cena and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Mizanin has starred in the third, fourth and fifth installments of The Marine film franchise, where he plays the grizzled veteran Jake Carter. He has also starred in the comedySanta’s Little Helper as well as the ABC Family original movie Christmas Bounty.