Miro debuted in AEW on Sept. 9 as Kip Sabian’s “best man”, and he couldn’t be happier at joining All Elite.
AEW was in need of some momentum coming off a disappointing All Out Pay Per View, and they have immediately generated a lot of positive buzz by officially signing Miro, formerly Rusev in WWE.
Miro was one of the most popular wrestlers in WWE at one point, but he was undermined by the machine. Vince McMahon came up with the most ridiculous reason for his merchandise selling out and even said that the chants for “Rusev Day” were done as a way to mock him. He said all of this as reasons to avoid pushing Miro.
So, of course, Miro took some not-so-subtle jabs at WWE in his first promo on AEW Dynamite. Let’s just say, he went through a lot at that company, and while WWE was his springboard to success, he’s ready to reach that next level in All Elite.
In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Miro gave his initial reaction to signing with AEW and he sounds very…elated! He even called All Elite the best promotion in the world:
“I’m super excited about everything, honestly. I’m stoked. Walking out I felt goosebumps. Wrestling is my love, man. I came to this country, to the United States of America, to be a professional wrestler. And now I’m in the best professional wrestling promotion … and that’s All Elite Wrestling.”
You’re damn right Miro should say this. If he doesn’t think he signed with the best promotion in the world, then why did he sign there in the first place? AEW isn’t the only alternative to WWE, and many wrestlers, such as Deonna Purrazzo and Eric Young, are finding great success making the jump from the “E” to Impact Wrestling.
But Miro has chosen AEW, and he should be excited about this decision. All Elite looks like an incredible fit for the “Bulgarian George Clooney” on paper, as they should be able to give him the room to flourish creatively and to use the ideas that Vince never took a chance on in WWE. By virtue of being second fiddle and a growing company, AEW can afford to take a lot more risks and also seem more likely to believe in their talent.