Miro used to work as Rusev when he was in WWE, but that run was ultimately ruined thanks to a lot of terrible booking decisions, which ended up burying him in the process. He went to AEW to change his fortunes and for some time, that is exactly what happened. However, that didn’t last long as Miro has been absent from AEW television for a long time. Now it seems Tony Khan might think pushing Miro is a waste of time.

Miro has not been seen in AEW since All Out, and he has not even competed on Dynamite for a few months. This has been a huge subject of worry for many fans, as they feel Miro is simply being underutilized and wasted in AEW.

It was reported that Miro also rejected Tony Khan’s plans for his AEW return. Recently, Miro’s wife Lana stated that he will return to WWE in the future. While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that Tony Khan may think pushing Miro is a waste of time after what Lana said.

“In September, Tony Khan came to Miro and he had this idea which would go to a match on the November pay-per-view (Full Gear). And he (Miro) didn’t want to do it.


A lot of the people that come from WWE are very leery – obviously, Bryan Danielson being the exception – about doing jobs. And then it becomes very difficult to book when you don’t really wanna do programs where you’re gonna lose. But anyway, they went through and now November’s over and now we’re in the new cycle and they were gonna bring him back and try to come up with ideas for him. And they very well may.

Then his wife comes in, and says ‘Rusev Day’s gonna come back (to WWE), everybody goes back to WWE’.

If I’m Tony Khan at this point, given everything that’s happened, and the wife of one of the wrestlers goes and says, essentially everyone goes back to WWE, it’s kinda like, why waste my time pushing this guy, I’ve got 100 guys on the roster who want to be here, and now you’ve got these guys who wanna be in WWE.

There’s guys there, Keith Lee and Strickland obviously, they had chances to go back and they didn’t. And they didn’t even entertain it. But a lot of the guys wanted to leave. The guys who sign there, if they’re guys who really want to be (in WWE), and just got fired and everything but can’t wait to get hired back – I don’t know that those guys have been that beneficial.”

Miro is still waiting for an opportunity for his AEW return so far. The former also Rusev wants to win the AEW World Title in the future. We will have to wait and see whether Miro will return to AEW, or if he will make his shocking return to WWE in the future.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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