If you watch WWE, or any number of reality shows, you’re probably familiar with The Miz. The 39-year-old has become one of the most recognizable names – and faces – in entertainment, and there’s a reason for that:
He’s really good at being a bad guy and not good at being a good guy.
“Honestly, I think I’m good at everything, but I think people just love to hate me,” The Miz said on The DA Show, laughing. “I have one of those punchable faces that you just look at and you just want to punch it. So yeah, it’s a lot easier for me to be a bad guy than a good guy on television, especially WWE. . . . With WWE, my character, The Miz, is very arrogant, egotistical, thinks he’s the greatest actor in the world that’s only been in B-movies. So it’s kind of like one of those kind of things.”
He is able to turn his WWE character on and off pretty quickly.
“If you love water parks, there is nothing bigger than Cannonball Bay,” The Miz said. “I always like to say I’m the star of the show, but I’m not. The contestants are. The contestants are so much fun. They’re entertaining. But the challenges that they have to go through are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. We have a 100-foot mega-slide, and when people say, ‘I’m not afraid of heights,’ they get up on top of our mega-slide and they go, ‘Maybe I am now.’ Because I have to go down this mega-slide going 60 miles an hour, I get launched off of this mega-slide, and one of our challenges is called the human dart. You get launched off that mega-slide going 60 miles an hour, you’re 80 feet in the air, and you have to hit a target with any part of your body. It’s called the human dart for a reason, and you are the dart; you’ve got to hit the bullseye. Some of the hits [are rough]. We have a lot of laugh-out-loud moments. The challenges are so much fun.”