Miro is in AEW now, but there was a bit of an issue when he started talking to the company.
While he spoke to Chris Van Vliet, Miro revealed that he was on Twitch one day and received notice that AEW was interested. He admitted that talks didn’t start out too great because he “had other opportunities.” He also knew that he didn’t want to go “just any place.”
AEW eventually convinced Miro that they actually had a plan to use him. They didn’t want to bring him in just to have him because he was going to be their Best Man.
“So I was sitting at home doing my Twitch and we found out they were interested so we got in contact. It didn’t start off great because I had other opportunities, but I knew I didn’t want to go to just any place. I knew I wanted to go two places: AEW and another one. There’s another place that I really want to go and I will go eventually because that’s just how it’s going to happen.”
“So they called me and we talked back and forth and even Chris [Jericho] said when they wanted to bring me in, they wanted to bring me in with a purpose and not to bring me in just to be there. So they came up with the idea with Kip and the best man and I think the best man is so suiting because of everything that I do and I thought it was a great schtick. And it’s not just a schtick, it’s actually fitting because it’s my personality and that’s why it was a no-brainer. Yes, let’s just do that.”
Miro is allowed to work for NJPW while he’s with AEW. It’s unclear what those other opportunities are for Miro, but he will get much more freedom to pursue other opportunities with AEW than he would have with WWE.