The Miz’s dad George Mizanin was in attendance at Absolute Intense Wrestling’s recent show, and he made his presence felt by attacking a wrestler in the main event.
The headlining match of AIW’s Hell on Earth 16 featured the team of Josh Bishop, Wes Barkley & Josh Prohibition taking on the heel collective of Philly Collins, Marino Tenaglia, and Matt Cardona.
There was a spot in the match where Philly Collins brawled with Wes Barkley outside the ring. The Miz’s dad was in the front row and sneaked in a powerful chop onto Collins’s chest. Fans at the event popped for the spot as Barkley fist-bumped George Mizanin to get another round of cheers.
You can check out the clip below:
Former WWE star Matt Cardona (Zack Ryder) was not impressed with George Mizanin’s interjection and had an unpleasant message for him after the match. In case you’re wondering, Cardona and his team lost to the babyfaces.
“F*** You George,” wrote Cardona in response to the AIW tweet.
The Miz’s father is no stranger to the wrestling spotlight
WWE faithful have already seen glimpses of George Mizanin’s courage as he famously confronted Shane McMahon during the latter’s WrestleMania 35 match against The Miz.
The Miz’s father revealed during an appearance on the Jobbing Out podcast that his WrestleMania 35 moment with Shane O’Mac was wholly improvised and not part of the original plans.
“It’s amazing what they can do with somebody in the ring at WrestleMania, and Shane [McMahon] told me… I wasn’t supposed to get in the ring, but he told me, ‘Whatever happens, just follow my lead’ as 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,” revealed George Mizanin. (H/t Fightful)
If you haven’t figured it out already, The Miz’s dad is a massive wrestling fan, and he never ceases to amaze whenever he brings his unique energy to the kayfabe world.