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WWE Champ Banned For Eating Chicken

Monday, February 15, 2010 17:26 GMT

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Pro wrestler Mike “The Miz” Mizanin went through his share of hazing when he first joined the pecking order of the WWE.

The Miz – who made his TV debut on The Real World: Back To New York and can now be seen each week on USA’s Monday Night Raw – was kicked out of the WWE locker room for six months once for eating a piece of chicken over another wrestler’s gym bag.

He was banned on the spot and had to find random places to pee and shower between matches.

The Miz also recalls having to do hundreds of squats until he couldn’t walk just minutes before a fight.

The “brutal” hazing has paid off though, and he’s never been more motivated to take over the WWE and stamp out wrestlers like John Cena and The Undertaker.

As the current WWE Tag Team Champion, he plans to eventually have “more gold than Mr. T.