Miro has experienced career rebirth since joining All Elite Wrestling. His God’s Favorite Champion gimmick captivated AEW fans. He’s also had some excellent in-ring matches. He’s been on a roll with his promos as well, but he doesn’t like people reminding him of where he came from.

One thing he hasn’t been able to overcome is the stigma that he’s just another former WWE wrestler. Miro talked to The Zaslow Show recently about The Redeemer’s take on the situation. He says it’s not up to Vince McMahon to define him.

“CM Punk and Bryan Danielson and me, [Jon Moxley], none of these guys — we’re not ‘WWE guys’ as everyone calls it. These people have been around the world way before WWE, so when somebody says ‘this guy is [ex] WWE’, it’s absolutely incorrect.

God made me, not Vince McMahon, so [WWE] was just a place to do professional wrestling because there was no other options. But now there’s plenty of other options, exciting options. AEW is the best wrestling company in the world and we prove that day in and day out.”


Miro not only rejects the label for himself, bot for everyone in the company. He’s right in the sense that many of the wrestlers are nothing like how they were portrayed in WWE. Many made their names on the independents and were famous before ever joining the company.

The former Rusev recently lost to Bryan Danielson in the final of the World Title Eliminator tournament at Full Gear. The former TNT Champ has some reflecting to do. It’ll be interesting to see who AEW puts Miro up against next. Danielson will be a tough act to follow.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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