Any time you can spend almost two months proving to the world you’re a heck of a dancer while cosplaying as Genie from Aladdin or Pinhead from Hellraiser, I’d call that a win.
That’s what Mike “The Miz” Mizanin did during season 30 of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. But it came to end last night (Nov. 1), when he and partner Witney Carson were eliminated from the show. By lasting until week seven, Miz can brag that he last longer than Chris Jericho did back in 2011 (in the history of wrestlers on DWTS, Miz is tied for second. Nikki Bella also lasted until 2017’s week seven. In the show’s second season, Stacy Keibler finished third).
It was a bit of a bad beat for Mike & Witney, who found themselves in the bottom two with YouTuber & pop star JoJo Siwa and her professional dancing partner Jenna Johnson. As a celebrity with a big following who was making history as the first contestant to dance with someone of the same sex, Jojo has been a focus of this edition of Dancing With The Stars. It wasn’t a surprise when the judges opted to save Siwa & Johnson and say goodbye to Miz & Carson.
An incredible partnership that brought so much to the ballroom! We’ll miss seeing @mikethemiz and @WitneyCarson's smiling faces each week! Catch them again tomorrow on @GMA! #DWTS pic.twitter.com/vQAdTMvqOn— Dancing with the Stars #DWTS (@DancingABC) November 2, 2021
Which means the former WWE champion can come back home to Raw and pick-up that feud with former partner John Morrison he started right before being announced for DWTS.
Congrats on a hell of a run, Miz.