In December 2008, Maryse captured her first title with the company, the WWE Divas Championship, and would hold onto it for seven months.
"I'm the ultimate underdog in the WWE if you really think about it,” a defiant Miz said during a conference call with international media to promote Wrestle Mania 33 in Orlando on April 2.
“I’m the guy who came from a reality show and who isn't six-foot-seven, 300 pounds of pure muscle.” Oft-forgotten is that Mizanin was a wrestler before he gained notoriety on MTV’s The Real World and its various spinoffs, circa 2001. But the fact is no one really looks at (me) like that.
Wrestlers understand eachother’s plight, that they have to sacrifice so muchtime to perfect their craft and that they have to livelife on the road.
Gossip is a part of the wrestlingworld, so it’s time to play the role of Hollywoodtabloids.
Despite her elimination, she was sent to WWE's developmental facility, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) in Louisville, Kentucky.
She signed a deal with WWE in August 2006 and was assigned to OVW for wrestling training, where she made her ring debut in December 2006. During this time, she continued working at OVW, but was later transferred to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), another WWE developmental facility, to further her training.In March 2008, Maryse appeared on Smack Down, competing in a swim suit competition.Three months later she made her television in-ring debut.Maryse Mizanin (née Ouellet; January 21, 1983) is a Canadian actress, businesswoman, glamour model, professional wrestling manager, and professional wrestler currently signed to WWE under the ring name Maryse, where she is a former two-time Divas Champion, performing on the Raw brand as a wrestler and the manager of her real-life husband The Miz.After spending years modelling, including winning Miss Hawaiian Tropic Canada in 2003, Maryse was hired by WWE in 2006, after she participated in the WWE Diva Search competition. Truth be told, the World Wrestling Entertainment superstar’s catchphrase may be part of his character, but it’s also accurate. Miz, whose real name is Mike Mizanin, is a former WWE World heavyweight champion, a six-time former Intercontinental champion and has won multiple tag team titles, United States championships and was a Money in the Bank winner.