WWE star reveals early-career mistake he thought would get him fired

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WWE Superstar The Miz has been performing on the WWE main roster for almost a decade now but, this week, he discussed his initial steps into the leading promotion in wrestling.

And, in speaking on the 'Allegedly' podcast, the controversial star revealed one mistake he made on his Raw debut that feared had cost him his WWE job before it had really got going.


Having been handed a 'host' role after rising through the ranks via Tough Enough, The Miz recalled the moment he let the pressure get to him - and Vince's rather surprising response.


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"So the first thing that comes out, I have to host this Diva Search where I have to memorize a number and I wrote the number on my wrist because it was a hard number to remember," explained the 35-year-old.

"It was like seven digits. It wasn’t like a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. No, it was like a number, so I totally forgot it...You could see me looking on my wrist and the sweat kind of made it go off, so I totally ruined, basically, that whole competition."

Here's footage of the moment in question and, as Miz explained, he really was a mess out there.

Considering this was his moment to prove to the WWE hierarchy he had what it takes on the mic, Miz was understandably worried about how the powers that be would respond. Fortunately, Vince McMahon wasn't feeling trigger-happy at the time:

"It was bad, so I was completely worried I was going to get fired. I went backstage, and I was like, ‘I am so sorry.'

"McMahon was like, ‘oh, it happens, blah, blah, blah’ and to his credit, he kept allowing me to host that show and as time progressed, I kept getting better and better.” 

10 years on from almost sabotaging his chances of being a success, The Miz has become a WWE veteran known for his excellent mic work.

WWE fans: Who is the best on-mic in the WWE right now, and who's the worst? Have your say in the comments below...

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