“One of the things I haven’t had is the world heavyweight championship,” Miz said.
“So I think I need to go after that and grab that world heavyweight championship for once.”
Miz added movie star to his impressive resume starring in the “The Marine 3: Homefront,” a WWE Studios hit on DVD. The budding actor enjoys the film-making process.
“If WWE keeps giving me amazing scripts and great people to work with, I’m going to do it,” Miz said.
“I loved working on ‘The Marine 3: Homefront.’ Scott Wiper, the director, was fantastic. Neal McDonough, the lead villain, and Ashley Bell, who played my sister, are all great talents. Now I have ‘Christmas Bounty’ coming out on ABC Family, and WWE is doing a whole partnership with ABC Family for this movie that comes out during the ’25 Days of Christmas’.
“I’ve really had a blast with the actors and the directors that were working on it. So it’s so fun to do these movies, but am I going to leave WWE to do them. No, I enjoy the WWE Universe too much. The reaction is just incredible to me.”
Miz says his day job helped him make the smooth transition.
“I’m in front of a camera each and every week,” Miz said.
“I’m doing things that even in the acting world they don’t really do. I’m doing it live and in one take. So you have to get it right on one or the crowd will let you know you messed up.”
Whether it’s hosting Miz TV or broadcasting matches at ringside, he is up for the challenge.
“Anything WWE throws at me I look at it as an obstacle I can conquer,” Miz said.
“I will do my best to make it must-see, must-hear for commentating. Anything WWE throws at me I’m going to take it and use it.”
In the end, Miz is grateful for his blessings and to have a solid support system at home. This includes his fiancée and former WWE diva Maryse Ouellet.
“I have my dream girl,” Miz said.
“I finally found the one I’ve been looking for. It has been absolutely fantastic, but obviously with being on the road so much, it causes headaches because we want to see each other. So sometimes I bring her on the road with me, but she understands, and it’s great she understands with me being on the road and with me being with WWE. She knows I’m setting ourselves up for the life that we want.”
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• WWE returns to (South Florida) Sunrise for the first time since 2011 with a live event 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 7 at the BB&T Center.
WWE champ John Cena battles Ryback in a tables match. The Miz, Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan battle The Shield. R-Truth takes on Fandango with Summer Rae. Tons of Funk takes on the Rhodes Scholars. Rounding out the card is Zack Ryder versus Antonio Cesaro.
Talent subject to change.
Tickets, starting at $20, are on sale via TicketMaster online www.ticketmaster.com, outlets or by phone 800-745-3000, or you can go to the box office of the BB&T Center, home to the Florida Panthers hockey team.
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