AEW Star Miro used to work under the name of Rusev when he was in WWE. During his time in WWE, Miro simply did not have a very memorable run for the majority of his time in the company.
Miro would over organically with fans and WWE didn’t like that and would ruin his character by involving him with nonsensical feuds such as the love triangle storyline with his real-life wife Lana and Bobby Lashley.
Miro certainly doesn’t have a lot of good things about his time in WWE. While speaking to The New York Post, Miro talked about his run in WWE, lamenting the fact that he agreed to whatever the company wanted him to do. Miro added that WWE made him become like a circus bear.
“So if you give me something, I’ll make it the best (of it) and that’s the problem. I won’t be happy until I’m the talk of the whole business, of course. But somewhere along the lines, and this is going to tie it into it, I kept saying yes. I became this circus bear. I was a killer. I came in 2013-14 (to NXT) and killed everybody and then they gave me a little bit of something else. I showed how good I was at that, too. I became like a circus bear. The more I said yes, the more crap I have to eat.”
Miro is certainly one of the best stars in AEW right now as he is the TNT Champion and it is likely he will be a dominant champion for a long time. Miro is set to defend his TNT Championship against Lance Archer at AEW Double Or Nothing on May 30th. We will have to see if Miro will be able to retain his title or not.