The League Of Nations was formed in WWE back in 2015. The league consisted of four wrestlers from distinct nations banding together against the United States. The group was comprised of Sheamus (Ireland), King Barret (England), Rusev (Bulgaria), and Alberto Del Rio (Mexico).
AEW superstar Miro sat down as a guest on The Kurt Angle Show, where he talked about his time in WWE, the memorable moments in the company, and so much more. Miro expressed his opinions on the League of Nations and why he believes they were a wasted talent.
“Man, talk about what a great waste of opportunity the League of Nations is,” Miro said. “We were told we were going to be put together and nobody told us we were going to be a punching bag for Roman Reigns, that’s the only reason we’re doing this. I thought looking at three former champions, big guys, strong guys, international guys, we haven’t had anything like this on the roster. On night number 2, we lost to Roman Reigns 4 on 1 and ever since that night we knew we were just destined to do this, to do just nothing but jobs.”
Two years ago, Sheamus expressed a similar outlook on the group; he called the league “a really weak faction.” On the subject of The League Of Nations, Miro opened about their WrestleMania 32 match with The New Day, the match that involved the likes of Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
“It is what it is, it still got us a WrestleMania match with The New Day,” “At that time we had a lot of problems internally within the group so there was a lot of fighting going on and I’m not proud of that by any means. It was so messed up that even practices, you know, you have to talk about the matches every now and then and you couldn’t even get all of us together. It was such a disaster and then the match day came and even before the match, we almost got in a fight within us. Right before we walked out, we almost got in a fight, the four of us.
Miro continued to talk about what was is liked to be in the ring with so many Hall of Famers.
“We went out there and had the match, we also had a bad attitude like why’s these Hall of Famers coming in and doing all these maneuvers on us. But at the end of the day, I love Steve Austin, I wanted to take the Stunner and I got to take it. The people loved it, we won whatever, then when the music hit and Shawn [came down] and everything, people loved it.
“I loved it, it was a great moment, I took my favorite bump which is the Stunner which I have seen so many times on TV before. Call me a mark, not for myself but for the business but when you grow up watching across the world and now you get to do it with the man, not with Kevin Owens, but with the actual man, of course, I’m going to do it. I took The Rock’s [Stunner] bump right through the ropes, best day ever.”
Although Miro seems unhappy of what came out of the faction and the friction that lay within it. He cherishes the moments he lived as part of the group. Most notably, their match against the New Day at the grandest stage. Where he recieved a stunner from Steve Austin and became part of a Wrestlemania moment alongside The Rock, Stone Cold and Shawn Michaels.