The Miz reached a major career milestone during the ThunderDome Era of WWE, becoming a grand slam champion for the second time in his career.
The A lister would begin the journey to the top of the mountain at the 2021 Hell in a Cell Premium Live Event. The star of The Marine franchise would face then Money in the Bank holder Otis in a match where the winner would receive possession of the briefcase. The 8 time intercontinental Champion would win the match following Tucker betraying his former tag team partner.
Fast forward to Elimination Chamber 2021, where then champion Drew McIntyre successfully retained the title in a chamber match against AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Kofi Kingston, Sheamus and Randy Orton. After the match, Miz would cash in the briefcase, pinning McIntyre to capture the gold for a second time.
The Miz Also Won The WWE Championship For The First Time From A Money In The Bank Cash-In
NXT star Dijak, who was known as T-BAR in Retribution on the main roster at this time, has described the feeling backstage following the title change.
A clip of the 24 documentary of the former Tough Enough contestant was posted to social media, where The A Lister was kicked out of the locker room for eating chicken, allegedly messing up other superstar’s belongings. Dijak has quoted the video on social media, acknowledging the journey that the WrestleMania main eventer has been on:
“Two years ago it was the middle of the pandemic, and it was the end of the night so there was probably only 15-20 of us left, but let me tell you the entire locker room was watching the monitor when @mikethemiz won the WWE Title and we all popped huge. From outcast to leader.”
Two years ago it was the middle of the pandemic, and it was the end of the night so there was probably only 15-20 of us left, but let me tell you the entire locker room was watching the monitor when @mikethemiz won the WWE Title and we all popped huge. From outcast to leader. https://t.co/tk7cGkaqKJ
— DIJAK (@DijakWWE) February 27, 2023
While a match at the biggest show of the year is yet to be determined for the Hollywood star, The Miz has been confirmed to be a part of WrestleMania.