Tony Khan hired Miro after WWE released Rusev from his contract on April 15th. Firing the Bulgarian on tax day wasn’t the only bad thing WWE did to Miro while he was under their roof, and Tony Khan realizes that.
During a recent media conference to hype AEW’s Winter Is Coming event, Tony Khan spoke about Miro. He said that WWE treated Miro “like sh*t,” but the plan is for Miro to be a big star in All Elite Wrestling.
“Miro’s going to be a big star here. It’s really hard for people to come into AEW when you have a ranking system unless they come in at the start of a new year cycle and I didn’t want to wait till January to bring Miro in.”
“I thought he got beaten down so bad… I saw some jackass on Twitter was like, ‘This guy drove a tank at WrestleMania and now he’s doing this,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, then he got kicked in the nuts and they treated him like sh*t for years.’ He drove a tank out five years ago, that’s not the guy I signed. The guy I signed has been abused for years and he’s being rebuilt, he’s going to be a huge star in wrestling and he is a huge star, he’s a huge name in wrestling but he wasn’t treated like it for a long time.”
Tony Khan knows the guy he signed. He didn’t ink a deal with the Bulgarian Brute, but with The Best Man instead. The opportunities for Miro are only beginning in AEW. We’ll have to see what he does next, but Tony Khan obviously realizes the potential Miro brings to the table.