Obstacle One: Wrestlers are a HOT, SEXY bunch... and he wasn't at the top of that list. But with a good makeover was needed.
Obstacle Two: being overshadowed by an incredibly, HOT tag team partner. But once the team splits, Miz was finally able to blossom.
Obstacle Three: Terrible Style. But as legend goes, one day Vince McMahon called him in the office and told him he has nice legs, so it's time for him to wear wrestling trunks.
Obstacle Four: Attitude. To be a memorable personality, you have to have Attitude and Swagger. All he had to do was channel everything he learned from Real World/Road Rules... and a star is born.
He even got himself a sexy sidekick.