Every performer – no matter the experience level – has a moment (or several) in their career where they totally crap the bed.
Thankfully, most people don’t screw up in front of a live and national television audience of millions of people.
The moment happened during the 2006 WWE Diva Search contest. The Miz was hosting the segment on WWE “Raw” and had to remember just one important piece of information.
Unfortunately, he completely blanked.
“I forgot the phone number at the Diva Search, and I was the host of the show.
I literally forgot everything.
When you’re a host and you don’t have cue cards, you don’t have a teleprompter, you’re just out there and if you forget the phone number that everyone has to call to vote in on.
Guess what? That’s not a good thing.
And it’s not like it was on a board or anything like that I can actually read off of.
The Miz explained the sensation that overcame him at that moment and it sounds exactly as excruciating as one would imagine.
“When that happens, you get this kind of knot in your stomach, you get a panic, you get a cold sweat going, and I never felt that before in my life. And when that happened, I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ and this is what happened, and I froze.
Everything just went white and I was like, ‘Oh my God,’ and thank God that the producers played someone’s music because I was like ‘I’m gone, I have nowhere else to go.
I couldn’t do anything, and it was the most embarrassing thing and I’ll never forget it.”
The Miz’s nightmare wasn’t over. He still had to go backstage and face the boys, the producers, and worst of all, Vince McMahon.
“I went up to Vince and I go, ‘That will never happen again, I am so sorry,” recalls Miz. “He goes, ‘No, I know it will never happen again, you will work on it.’ And I worked, and I worked, and I worked. Sometimes, I still get those moments of, ‘Oh my God, I don’t know what to say’ but then it just ends up happening.”
Yup, that brief interaction is enough to make a person never forget their lines ever again.
About ten years later, The Miz would be a part of a real cringe-worthy moment that he had nothing to do with.
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