Unlikely male-female WWE Superstar pairings compete in a mixed tag match tournament. Only one Raw or SmackDown combo will win \$100,000 for their charity. Catch WWE Mixed Match Challenge Tuesday nights LIVE, exclusively on Facebook Watch at 10 ET/7 PT. Find out how you can impact the show's match-ups, stipulations and more along the way.
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WWE Mixed-Match Challenge - The Miz - Netflix
Michael Gregory Mizanin (born October 8, 1980) is an American professional wrestler, actor and media personality currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name The Miz. Mizanin first gained fame as a reality television participant. He was a cast member on MTV's The Real World: Back to New York in 2001 and subsequently appeared in its spinoff series, Real World/Road Rules Challenge from 2002 to 2005, where he reached the finals in The Gauntlet and The Inferno while winning Battle of the Seasons and The Inferno II. Furthermore, he reached the final in Battle of the Network Reality Stars and won the sixth season of Fear Factor in 2006. After becoming the runner-up in the fourth season of Tough Enough and subsequently launching his WWE career, Mizanin appeared on Diva Search, Total Divas and Tough Enough. He and his wife Maryse will also star in their own reality show titled Miz & Mrs. that will premiere in 2018. He has also come to star in several films produced by WWE Studios, portraying Jake Carter in The Marine 3: Homefront, The Marine 4: Moving Target and The Marine 5: Battleground as well as starring in Christmas Bounty and Santa's Little Helper. After being trained at Deep South Wrestling and Ohio Valley Wrestling, he was promoted to the main roster in 2006. In the main roster, The Miz has won the WWE Championship once, the 2010 Raw Money in the Bank ladder match as well as the Intercontinental Championship eight times, being the second longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion in WWE history by combined days behind Pedro Morales. He is also a former two-time United States Champion and a former six-time world tag team champion (two World Tag Team and four WWE Tag Team), which made him the 25th Triple Crown Champion in company history and the 14th Grand Slam Champion. The Miz was ranked number one on Pro Wrestling Illustrated's (PWI) annual PWI 500 list for 2011, and is one of the 10 most prolific pay-per-view performers in WWE history.
WWE Mixed-Match Challenge - Alliance with Maryse (2016–2017) - Netflix
On the August 23 episode of Talking Smack, The Miz went on a highly praised tirade against SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan for calling him a coward, with Miz calling Bryan a “coward” for not returning to the ring when he promised the fans he would. At Backlash on September 11, Miz successfully defended the title against Dolph Ziggler after Maryse sprayed an unknown substance at Ziggler while the referee was distracted. Afterwards, The Miz continued to blame Bryan and vowed not to defend his Intercontinental Championship on any show until he was granted a contract “renegotiation”. On the September 20 episode of SmackDown, Miz retained the Intercontinental title against Ziggler in a rematch after he used the same spray on Ziggler. At No Mercy on October 9, Miz lost the Intercontinental Championship to Ziggler in a title vs career match after Maryse and The Spirit Squad (Kenny and Mikey), were ejected from ringside, ending Miz's reign at 188 days. On the October 18 episode of SmackDown, Miz and the Spirit Squad defeated Ziggler, Slater and Rhyno. The Miz initially refused Ziggler's offer for a rematch for the Intercontinental title, but on November 8 episode of SmackDown, Maryse accepted Bryan's offer to Miz face Ziggler the following week for the Intercontinental Championship in the 900th episode of SmackDown. Later that night, Bryan stated on Talking Smack that if Ziggler successfully retained the championship, The Miz and Maryse would be traded to Raw for someone else. On SmackDown's 900th episode on November 15, Maryse helped Miz to win the championship for the sixth time. Miz successfully defended the title against Raw's Sami Zayn at Survivor Series on November 20 after Maryse prematurely rang the bell, causing a distraction. On the November 22 episode of SmackDown, Miz successfully retained his championship against Kalisto after Kalisto was distracted by Baron Corbin and later Miz himself was attacked by Ziggler. Later that night, General Manager Daniel Bryan scheduled The Miz to defend the championship against Ziggler in a ladder match at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs on December 4 which Miz won to end their feud.
On April 3, Miz wrestled in a seven-man ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 32, which was won by Zack Ryder. On the Raw episode post-WrestleMania 32, Miz won the Intercontinental Championship for the fifth time, after his wife Maryse made her return and distracted Ryder by slapping his father, thus becoming his manager in the process, where the two then became an on-screen power couple. Three days later on SmackDown, Miz retained his championship by defeating Ryder in a rematch, with Maryse interfering once more. Miz and Maryse then began to cut various promos during the Miz TV segments, while calling themselves the “It” couple. At Payback on May 1, Miz defeated Cesaro to retain his championship after Cesaro was distracted by Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn brawling on the apron, leading to a feud over the Intercontinental Championship between the four men. At Extreme Rules on May 22, Miz successfully retained the championship against Cesaro, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens in a highly acclaimed fatal-four way match, when Miz pinned Cesaro. The following night on Raw, Miz failed to qualify for the 2016 Money in the Bank ladder match when he was defeated by Cesaro, setting up another championship match between the two set for the week's SmackDown, which Miz won. Following this, he and Maryse began filming The Marine 5: Battleground, taking them out of action. Both returned on the June 27 episode of Raw, where he lost to Kane in a championship match via countout. At Battleground on July 24, the Intercontinental Championship match between Miz and Darren Young ended in a double disqualification after The Miz pushed Bob Backlund (Darren Young's mentor) and Young attacked him. On July 19 at the 2016 WWE draft, Miz along with Maryse was drafted to SmackDown, with the Intercontinental Championship becoming exclusive to that brand. At SummerSlam on August 21, Miz successfully defended the championship against Apollo Crews.
On December 6 episode of SmackDown, Miz again successfully defended the title against Dean Ambrose after interference from Maryse and distraction from James Ellsworth. On the December 13, 2016 episode of SmackDown, Miz confronted the WWE Champion AJ Styles about being the reason of SmackDown's success before both were confronted by Ziggler and Ambrose. Later, Miz was confronted by Apollo Crews with the help of comedian Gabriel Iglesias backstage and then participated in a fatal four-way elimination match involving Ziggler, Ambrose and Luke Harper, where he was eliminated by Ambrose. The following week on SmackDown, Miz successfully defended the championship against Crews. After the match, Miz was interviewed by Renee Young, where Miz sarcastically responded by revealing Young and Ambrose's real life relationship, prompting her to slap Miz. On the January 3, 2017 episode of SmackDown, Miz lost the Intercontinental Championship to Ambrose despite interference from Maryse. On January 29, Miz entered the 2017 Royal Rumble match at number 15 and lasted 32 minutes until he was eliminated by The Undertaker. On January 31 episode of SmackDown, Miz was revealed as one of the participants of the Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship which took place on February 12, where Miz lost after being eliminated by John Cena. On February 21 episode of SmackDown, Miz participated in a 10-man battle royal to determine the challenger for the Bray Wyatt's WWE Championship, but was eliminated by Cena. On February 28 episode of SmackDown, Miz and Maryse made a special edition of Miz TV to critique Cena's powers on the backstage before Maryse slapped Cena and Nikki Bella—Cena's girlfriend—came to save him. On March 7 episode of SmackDown, Maryse and Miz attacked Nikki and Cena after defeated James Ellsworth and Carmella. On March 14 episode of SmackDown, after another showdown between Miz and Maryse against Cena and Nikki,SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan scheduled a mixed tag team match at WrestleMania 33, which Miz and Maryse lost. On April 10, Miz was drafted to Raw along with Maryse as part of the Superstar Shake Up, where they made their debut on the same night dressed as Cena and Nikki, before being confronted by the Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose. In the following weeks, the tension between Miz and Ambrose continued as on April 30 at Payback he interviewed Finn Bálor on Miz TV, calling him a failure before being attacked by Bálor. On the following night on Raw, Miz defeated Balor and Seth Rollins in a triple threat match after Bray Wyatt and Samoa Joe attacked respectively Bálor and Rollins, with Miz pinning Bálor. On May 8 episode of Raw, Ambrose and Miz became Co-General Managers of Raw due to the abstention of Kurt Angle and Stephanie McMahon. On the May 15 episode of Raw, Miz defeated Ambrose by disqualification in a title match after Ambrose attacked him with a low blow, leading to a match at Extreme Rules, in which Miz defeated Ambrose to win the Intercontinental Championship for the seventh time.
WWE Mixed-Match Challenge - References - Netflix