The moment involving Miz’s dad and Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 35 was one of the funniest moments of the show, but it turns out George actually suffered an injury during the encounter.
George Mizanin was a guest on the latest episode of the Jobbing Out podcast and talked about the moment he squared up with with Shane-O-Mac on “The Grandest Stage of Them All.”
“I wasn’t supposed to get in the ring [at WrestleMania],” Mizanin explained. “But he [Shane McMahon] said, ‘Whatever happens, just follow my lead.’ And he was calling me into the ring. And I thought, ‘What’s going on? I’m not supposed to get in the ring.’ And I got in the ring and that’s where he actually knee’d me. I broke a rib. And I guess I gave him a black eye. And I guess Michael had three staples put into his head that day.”
Mr. Miz also revealed that him throwing up his fists was improvised — since getting into the ring wasn’t the plan — and that Vince McMahon told him afterward it was his favorite part of the show.
Listen to the interview below.