WWE Professional Wrestling Superstar "The Miz" Talks MTV's Evolution

November 20, 2017

These days, it seems, it’s all about the reboot. And MTV’s classic show TRL is just one example.

WWE professional wrestling Superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, who got his start on the network’s The Real World, reminisced about the program during an interview with Cheddar on Thursday.

"Whenever [I] was done with school, the first thing I would do was turn on TRL to know who was number one,” Mizanin said.

The show, which featured a top 10 music video countdown, artist interviews, and new video premieres, ran on MTV from 1998 until 2008. Recently the Viacom-owned company decided to bring the series back.

Mizanin, who has worked with MTV since 2001, thinks this is "one of the smartest moves" the network could make. He noted that many people still watch videos, whether it’s on Youtube or on TV, especially about professional wrestling.

Now a pro-wrestler, Mizanin also hosts MTV's new season of "The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars," a game show he’s competed in before.

This new season is star-studded with alumni from The Real World and Road Rules competing against celebrities such as former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens and Olympic volleyball player Kim Glass.