It’s an appearance. Wrestlers are in a weird place when it comes to being celebrities. It’s true that they are on television year round, but at the same time they are still just seen as wrestlers. You can only go so far with something like that and it can be rather difficult for wrestlers to get out of their mold. It happens occasionally though, and now we are seeing it again.
The Miz has confirmed that he will be a part of the 2021 Major League Baseball Celebrity Softball game. Miz has taken part in the game before, including winning the Most Valuable Player Award in 2018 and playing again in 2019 in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. The game will be held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on July 11 as part of the All Star Weekend.
The game will be held less than two months after Miz was injured during a lumberjack match on May 16 at WrestleMania Backlash. Miz was reported to have suffered a torn ACL, which could have put him out of action for up to nine months, though a partially torn ACL would have meant less time out. Since the injury, Miz has appeared on Monday Night Raw but has not done anything physical.
Honored to be apart of the @MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game. As a kid nothing made me happier than going with my dad and friends to a ball game. To actually be able to step on a field always brings out the best childhood memories. Can’t wait. pic.twitter.com/jlwiFnGthO
— The Miz (@mikethemiz) June 9, 2021
Miz has done this before. Check out his time in the previous game and his other antics:
Opinion: This is a good example of something that a WWE star can do and not seem out of his league. Above all else, Miz is someone who has been successful in previous editions of the game. I’m not sure how it is going to tie in with a potential knee injury, but maybe it isn’t as bad as it seems. That would be great to hear, as Miz is quite the asset to have around WWE.
What do you think of Miz? How will he do in the game? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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