Of all the things people could expect from Netflix’s “Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99” documentary series, an appearance by a young Mike “The Miz” Mizanin wasn’t one of them. And yet, shortly after the series premiered on August 3, some fans took to social media to speculate about footage that appeared to show the future WWE star excitedly celebrating his attendance at the festival.
As of this writing, The Miz hasn’t commented on the video and whether or not that’s him in the pictures. However, a recently resurfaced March 2017 Miz Instagram post appears to confirm the former WWE Champion was at the three-day festival in July 1999.
“Workout music for the day,” Miz said. “I saw Limp Bizkit live at Woodstock 1999 and they rocked the place. Till date it was the best festival I have ever been to. I know there was a lot of bad press and some of the things i heard about were inexcusable but the experience i had was a celebration of the love of music with friends i saw amazing gigs from my favorite bands The Offspring, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Kid Rock, Insane Clown Posse and Bush I wish everyone could have had the same experience and I hope one day we can celebrate without all the BS.
As the Netflix documentary notes and Miz alludes to, the Woodstock ’99 festival was notorious for its controversies, with environmental issues, high cost of facilities, violence and vandalism all rampant over the July weekend. Area police would later investigate four cases of rape, and two eyewitness accounts point to two incidents of gang rape at concerts by Korn and Limp Bizkit, two bands Miz saw perform at the festival.
The Miz was recently seen at WWE SummerSlam, coming up short against Logan Paul in a singles match, and then on “WWE Monday Night Raw,” where he and Mustafa Ali lost to AJ Styles in a triple threat match.
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