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. Now it appears that WWE had plans for a tag team with Miro in the past.

Miro would over organically with fans and WWE didn’t like that and would ruin his character by involving him with nonsensical feuds and storylines. This ended up disappointing fans in a big way.

Miro began his career in WWE’s developmental ranks of Florida Championship Wrestling between 2011 and 2012. During that time, Miro competed as a singles wrestler and worked hard to establish himself there.

While speaking to Developmentally Speaking, NJPW of America commentator Alex Koslov revealed that there were plans to pair him and Miro as a tag team in Florida Championship Wrestling.


”The only ideas, the only path I had over there (in WWE developmental) was me and Rusev.

Me and Rusev started tagging but it was kind of towards the tail end of my time there… It was actually the most stressful time of my life over there when I was in FCW.

I wanted it so badly but I was not able to, I don’t know, do a good enough job that was satisfactory for them it felt and so I asked for my release and Johnny Ace told me to take a little vacation so he sent me home for a couple weeks and I came back energized and I started to do better work but at that point, it was already too late but they were thinking of putting me and Rusev on the road at that time but, they had to release people and had to make the cuts and I was one of ‘em.”

Miro made his return to AEW television during the debut episode of Collision last month. We will have to wait and see how AEW will continue to book Miro in the coming weeks, as fans want him to succeed.

What’s your opinion on this Miro story? Do you think WWE dropped the ball on him? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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