Miro used to work in WWE under the ring name Rusev. The 36-year-old was paired with real-life wife Lana, and the two had a solid showing until WWE lost interest in the pairing. He was released from his contract due to budget cuts in 2020.

Miro signed with Tony Khan’s AEW later that year. He made his AEW debut at the September 9, 2020, episode of Dynamite as Kip Sabian’s Best Man. Miro revealed during new interview with Fightful that he had signed for less money in 2020.

“I gave Tony Khan a discount. I gave him a discount and said, ‘Tony, I will sign for this money because it’s the pandemic, but after that year and a half, we’re coming strong.’ I knew that he was signing the wrong guy. He was signing the Twitch guy. He’s basing his opinions on my Twitch and that’s where the whole thing with Kip started.

“I knew that wasn’t me. That’s just not who I am. I knew once the year and a half was over, I was going to show him who I am and what I’m capable of, and we’re going to sit down and talk like men for men’s money. That’s exactly what happened.”


Miro returned to in-ring action on the June 1, 2022, episode of Dynamite. He is set to compete for the AEW All-Atlantic Championship against PAC, Malakai Black and Clark Connors at Forbidden Door tonight. Read the card and start time right here.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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