Miro made his debut in AEW back in 2020 and there were a lot of expectations from him as he had proven to be a great performer. After a rocky start, Miro redeemed himself after beating Darby Allin for the TNT Championship. It seems he owes a lot to John Cena as well.
Before AEW, Miro worked in WWE under the name of Rusev. During his time in WWE, Miro simply did not have a very memorable run for the majority of his time in the company.
One of the major feuds Miro was engaged in during his time in WWE was against John Cena. Their WrestleMania 31 match for the WWE United States Championship was especially a highlight.
“Oh man, John is the best. John is absolutely the best. I learned so much from him even to this day. Once again, he’s such a teacher. He’s so good and he’s one of those guys, ‘What’s your four best moves?’ That’s what I learned from him that I utilize to this day. He asks you that not because — He just wants to highlight you in the best spots, in the best lighting. So, he’s just trying to understand in his head where he’s gonna put these four best moves.
I learned that, I learned psychology of a match a lot more. I learned how to control a match because beating up John for 10 minutes, 15 minutes a night the whole time what he’s doing is he’s [talking]. All I’m doing is just listening and then after the match, he’s telling me why we did this. ‘You hear the crowd was here? We’re trying to get it there, that’s why we did this.’ This whole thing, I found out, it’s all about psychology.”
Miro also previously stated that WWE made him become like a circus bear. It remains to be seen when Miro will return to AEW television as fans certainly want to see him compete for the TNT Championship again.
h/t to SEScoops for the quotes