|Title: Various News: The Miz Cashes In, KOTR Qualifiers Start On RAW, Casting Call For Tough Enough, Media|
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Date Posted：11-23-2010 11:58 PMCopy HTML
He is the Miz, and he's not only awesome but he's also the new WWE champion. Yesterday night on Monday Night RAW, the 30 year old Miz - real name Mike Mizanin - cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase and defeated Randy Orton to win the gold. The road to the championship was long with The Miz starting his character back in 2001 during the tenth season of MTV's reality TV show The Real World. In 2004 he entered the fourth season of Tough Enough which aired during Smackdown and managed to make it to the finals with the eventual winner Daniel Puder. Despite not winning, The Miz signed a developmental deal with WWE and was transferred to Deep South Wrestling and later to Ohio Valley Wrestling. He made his TV debut in June 2006 as the Smackdown host and then three months later made his Smackdown in-ring debut. In his four years so far with the company, The Miz managed to win the U.S. title twice, the World and WWE Tag Team titles twice and also Money in the Bank.
Four RAW Superstars advanced to the King of the Ring tournament yesterday with four others from Smackdown doing their qualifying matches on this week's show. Sheamus, Ezekiel Jackson, Daniel Bryan and John Morrison were victorious over R-Truth, Alex Riley, Ted DiBiase and Tyson Kidd respectively. On Smackdown, Alberto Del Rio, Drew McIntyre, Big Show, Rey Mysterio, MVP, Cody Rhodes, Kofi Kingston and Jack Swagger will be the other Superstars participating in qualifying matches. The three hour King of the Ring tournament will be held during a three hour RAW next week.
WWE is taking applications for the new season of Tough Enough where the winner will earn a WWE contract. This will be the fifth season and the show will be back on television after a seven year absence by the time it starts on television. The casting call information says that producers are looking to find men and women with the following qualities: charisma, personality, athleticism, agility, stamina, strength and "intense desire to be the next WWE Superstar." Applications will be taken until January 22, 2011. To apply go to http://www.realitywanted.com/call/9196-are-you-tough-enough-for-wwe-casting-now
The premiere for The Rock's latest movie "Faster" was held yesterday in Hollywood, CA., at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre with tons of celebrities attending including Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Gugino, Dolph Lundgren, Julie Chen, India Eisley, Charlotte Ross, Maria Menounos and others. Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS was also in attendance as CBS Films are in charge of distributing the movie. It opens nationwide tomorrow and you can see several photos and a video from the premiere at http://w-o.it/fokCXq