Wrestlers-turned-actors is a proud tradition, with the likes of Jesse Ventura, John Cena and of course, The Rock making the jump from the ring to the big screen, and now The Miz wants to join those ranks.

The wrestler told journalist Ryan Satin that he has about three shows in development for television, but he wants to play Johnny Cage in the next 'Mortal Kombat' film.

The Miz even went so far as to say that he's been "working on my splits and kicks" to prepare for the role.

"As soon as I saw that 'Mortal Kombat' was out and there was no Johnny Cage yet, and my name was literally trending worldwide number one as “we want Miz as Johnny Cage"

"I was like, if they want that to happen I need to basically make sure that I am prepared and ready, that if that opportunity presents itself then I will be ready and focused."

“So I called my trainer, who helped me on Marine 6 working on kicks and everything. I was like, ‘how do you do his intro kicks? I need to learn these and have them properly done. And I need them left-handed and right-handed because Johnny can do both.

The Miz admitted that doing the splits was hard, but he has nearly perfected the move.

"It’s almost there", he teased, adding "trust me, at 40, it’s hard."

"If I hear that the fans want me it in the movie, I’m doing to do my best possible ability to give them what they want.”

In an interview last year with Looper, the WWE star said playing Johnny Cage would be "a dream come true."

"I would put everything I possibly have into that character and make sure that it gives the Mortal Kombat fans the Johnny Cage that they deserve.”

Series co-creator Ed Boon has approved of the fan desire for The Miz to play the role.

The 'Mortal Kombat' reboot was a box office hit upon release last year, and there is a clear appetite for films based on video games among audiences, with the success of 'Sonic' and 'Uncharted' in recent weeks showing there is a built-in audience for films based on video games.

A sequel was greenlit following the success of the film, which boasts 'Aquaman' and 'Malignant' director James Wan as a producer.

'Mortal Kombat' got the Hollywood treatment in the 1990s with films released in 1995 and 1997.

The films were infamously rated PG-13 which resulted in the films not being able to show the gore that the series is famous for.