Greetings, comrades. It is I, your El Presidente, here to confirm the previously rumored news that WWE Superstar The Miz will join the cast of Dancing with the Stars for the upcoming season. The news was previously reported as a rumor, but now it's official, with WWE sending out a press release and The Miz appearing on Good Morning America to discuss the news.
The A-Lister is officially making ABC's 30th season of "Dancing With The Stars" Must-See TV.
The Miz was announced as one of the upcoming celebrity contestants on "Good Morning America." The two-time Grand Slam Champion will compete alongside Olympic gold medal gymnast Suni Lee, "The Bachelor" Matt James, actress/singer JoJo Siwa and more.
"The next title I'm after? The Mirror Ball Trophy!" The Miz said.
Don't miss The Miz's fancy footwork in the "Dancing With The Stars" season premiere on Monday, Sept. 20, on ABC.
And The Miz himself took to Twitter to comment:
From ABC's press release, here's the full list of celebrities joining the cast this season:
- Country singer Jimmie Allen
- Spice Girl Melanie C
- Christine Chiu ("Bling Empire")
- Brian Austin Green ("Beverly Hills, 90210")
- Melora Hardin ("The Office")
- Social media star Olivia Jade
- Matt James ("The Bachelor")
- Amanda Kloots ("The Talk")
- Martin Kove ("Cobra Kai")
- Gold medal Olympian Suni Lee
- WWE Superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizanin
- Kenya Moore ("The Real Housewives of Atlanta")
- Peloton star instructor Cody Rigsby
- NBA star Iman Shumpert
- Popstar JoJo Siwa
And the full list of professional dancers, including Total Bellas star Artem Chigvintzev:
- Brandon Armstrong
- Lindsay Arnold
- Alan Bersten
- Sharna Burgess
- Cheryl Burke
- Witney Carson
- Artem Chigvintsev
- Val Chmerkovskiy
- Sasha Farber
- Jenna Johnson
- Daniella Karagach
- Pasha Pashkov
- Gleb Savchenko
- Emma Slater
- Britt Stewart
Also from the press release, here's The Miz's full Dancing with the Stars bio:
WWE's resident Hollywood A-lister is ready for his close-up every time he enters the ring. Born in Cleveland, Mike "The Miz" Mizanin has made a career out of turning hurdles into his own personal trail of awesomeness. While in college, he auditioned for "The Real World" and went on to become one of the most popular cast members of the show's 10th season, "Back to New York." It was on this show where he debuted his wrestling alter ego: "The Miz." In the years following, he became a mainstay on MTV, hosting various popular shows on the network and competing on "The Real World"'s sister show, "Real World/Road Rules." After moving to Los Angeles, he auditioned for the WWE's "Tough Enough," where his performance impressed the WWE executives enough to grant him a developmental contract. In the 12 years and counting that followed, "The Miz" has become one of WWE's biggest stars. He has won the WWE, U.S., Intercontinental, and Tag Team titles (making him the 25th Triple Crown and 14th Grand Slam Champion in the history of the WWE). He also starred in films produced by WWE Studios, best known for playing Sgt. Jake Carter in "The Marine" franchises; and in the reality television series "Miz & Mrs." alongside his wife, WWE Superstar Maryse Ouellet.
The season premiere takes place on September 20th at 8PM Eastern.