Miz recounts a story from his childhood involving his father, George Mizanin.
In 2019, The Miz’s father, George Mizanin, appeared on WWE TV on numerous occasions. He got involved in Miz and Shane McMahon’s match at WrestleMania 35 as well.
A story about George came up during Miz’s appearance on ‘Off The Beat with Brian Baumgartner’. Miz said there was a point when he had been part of his high school’s basketball program for multiple years and one year, he was randomly cut.
His father would reveal to him that he got into a ‘full blown fight’ with the coach and that may have been the reason why he was cut.
I don’t even know if I’ve told this story before so when I was in high school, I was on the basketball team and my sophomore year, I got on the varsity team and played varsity team and the next year, I got cut and I didn’t understand it. I was like, how do you get cut? And it wasn’t like I was a rude person or a bad kid or anything like that. I was very devoted, very dedicated, hardworking. I just didn‘t understand how you could make the varsity team your sophomore year and then your junior year, nothing really — if anything, I got better and bigger and everyone liked me on the team and it wasn’t like there was some sort of — I didn’t understand what happened. I went home and I was like, ‘Dad, the weirdest thing happened. I got cut from the basketball team.’ My dad was like, ‘Yeah, I figured that.’ I go, ‘Wait, what do you mean you figured that?’ He goes, ‘Yeah, I got in a fight with your coach last year. I didn’t wanna tell you about it because I thought it would blow over but, I’m probably the reason why you got cut.’ My dad got in a full blown fight with my coach which got me cut from the team. Now here’s how I know this is true… I just get bored real easy so I went for the swimming team and I was one of the best swimmers on the team and the next year, the coach got fired and I tried out for the varsity team. Guess what? I made the team. So it was literally like, that was what happened and it was crazy.
George appears on Miz & Mrs. on USA Network. A fourth season of the show is being discussed.
If the quote in this article is used, please credit Off The Beat with Brian Baumgartner with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.