On June 14, in Backlash, The Miz and John Morrison faced Braun Strowman in a 2-on-1 Handicap match for the Universal Championship but were defeated. In the SmackDown episode of June 26, The Miz, John Morrison, Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura were defeated by the Lucha House Parties and the New Day.
In the SmackDown episode of July 10, The Miz was defeated by Jeff Hardy. After being trained at Deep South Wrestling and Ohio Valley Wrestling, he was promoted to the main roster in 2006. Within WWE, The Miz has won eighteen total championships: the WWE Championship once, the Intercontinental Championship eight times, the United States Championship twice, and eight tag team championships (two World Tag Team, four WWE (now Raw) Tag Team, and two SmackDown Tag Team), making him the 25th Triple Crown Champion and 14th Grand Slam Champion in company history.
The Miz also won the 2010 Raw Money in the Bank ladder match, and was ranked number one on Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI)'s annual PWI 500 list for 2011. He is one of the 10 most prolific pay-per-view performers in WWE history.
The Miz has headlined several pay-per-view events for WWE, including WrestleMania XXVII. Speaking with Jeffrey Harris for the 411 Wrestling Interviews Podcast, The Miz recalled his famous Talking Smack segment with Daniel Bryan.
The Miz on Daniel Bryan
“Still waiting for a thank you from Daniel Bryan for creating his career. I mean, if it wasn’t for me on the first season of NXT, I’m not sure how big he’d be now. Daniel Bryan and I — look, Daniel Bryan is one of the most talented Superstars WWE has ever seen.
Both inside the ring and outside the ring, the guy is very good at what he does. Both of us are complete opposites, you know? In everything that we do. So we butt heads quite a bit, and we’ve been rivals for a very long time.
Daniel knows how to push my buttons, I know how to push his, and it makes for great TV for everyone else" - The Miz said. “It was pretty great. A highlight? I don’t know. It’s a moment that people talk about a lot.
And honestly, it was one of the most real moments that I’ve had in WWE. I was having a really bad day that day, and I kind of took it all out on Daniel Bryan. And it was one of those things like, he just said something that kind of triggered me.
It wasn’t even what he said, it was like how he said it. And it triggered something in my brain that had like, just years and years of frustration and aggravation, and people telling me that I wasn’t good enough."