Miz fit mania, by Adrian Proszenko - The Sun-Herald - 15th June 2008
Lock up your daughters, Sydney, "The Miz" is in town.
Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, the self-proclaimed chick magnet of World Wrestling Entertainment, reckons he'll have become very familiar with the ladies by the time his tour of Australia ends.
"Chicks dig me and men fear me," Mizanin told The Sun-Herald. "I can't help that, when I walk into a place, women flock to me.
"I can't help that women want to talk to me. What really gets annoying is when they just start throwing themselves on me. Give me some sort of challenge.
"Ladies, expect to get really blushy-faced and really turned on when you see me [in Australia] because I'm much better looking in person than I am on TV."
The Miz and WWE stars including The Undertaker and Big Show square off at Acer Arena tonight.
Mizanin's journey from frat boy to wrestling star began when he dropped out of college, where he was studying business, to appear on reality TV show The Real World.
It was here that he created his trash-talking alter ego, The Miz, which became his wrestling persona through the pro ranks.
"One person you don't want to mess with is The Miz," he warned.
Mizanin holds the WWE's Tag Team championship, dominating the division alongside partner John Morrison.
"We are going to be known and recognised as one of the greatest [partnerships]," he said.
The 27-year-old promised to unleash his seldom-used wrestling move, The Mizard of Oz, while in Australia. However, his usual finishing manoeuvre is the Reality Check, an apt title considering he has appeared in nine reality TV programs.
Although he had to crawl into a pit full of tarantulas en route to winning reality TV show Fear Factor, he said it was nothing compared to his exploits in the ring.
Once he was thrown off a six-metre ladder, he reports. "But screw that!" he adds. "If you get into the ring with The Undertaker, Big Show - people who are seven foot tall and 500 pounds - that's pretty crazy in my mind."
Translated, he's referring to opponents who are more than 2.1 metres and 220 kilograms.
There is little rest for a WWE star.
When he's not pummelling opponents, going to endless red carpet events in Los Angeles or working out until he's "huge and jacked", The Miz loves to sleep in until midday.
"The Miz does not wake up in the morning, that's for losers," he said.
Pity us poor fools.
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