Miro must get a featured spot in his AEW return
The May 10 edition of AEW Dynamite saw Miro walk through the door and it’s time to present him as a main event star.
Fans were watching the May 10 edition of AEW Dynamite with anticipation of seeing a great cage match between Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley. They got that, but also a huge surprise during a backstage segment. Miro appeared on AEW television with his trademark scowl before walking into Tony Khan’s office. If this signals a big return for Miro to the AEW roster, the company should be prepared to push him to the moon in what should be the start of a career-defining run for the superstar.
Eight months have passed since Miro’s last in-ring performance back at All Out 2022. Fans have continued to wonder why he’s been absent, with reports ranging from a lack of creative to Miro turning down ideas. As with many other elements in life, the truth was probably somewhere in the middle, and that story may never be told.
But now that Miro is back, fans want to immediately know what is next for their favorite son. He has such a strong presence on the roster, that AEW can’t afford another cycle where he’s on television for a month before being gone again for large amounts of time. Whenever he is used, the fans receive his performances well – regardless of if he’s a heel or a babyface. All Elite Wrestling has hit a stride where the company has several individuals in featured storylines and finding another opportunity for Miro may be a bit of a challenge.
The promotion can’t insert him in anything less than an angle that is high on the card or main-event level. Take Jay White as an example. He walked into AEW and immediately started a feud with one of the most important individuals on the roster to many, Ricky Starks. Saraya walked into AEW and kicked off a feud with Britt Baker. Miro has been with the company for a few years, but never used as the top star fans have long believed he could be since his days in WWE.
So where does Miro fit in the AEW picture? He can’t go back to being TNT Championship, as the status of that title has taken a step back and would be a demotion for Miro. He can’t go right into the title picture, as MJF is riding a wave of popularity and AEW would not put Miro over their young champion. Perhaps Miro and Orange Cassidy could feud for the International Championship, as that belt has been elevated thanks to Cassidy’s run. Regardless of the decision made, Miro’s return will spark an interest in whatever angle is created on television.
With the announcement of AEW Collision reportedly on the horizon, the company needs to build out strong rosters for the new brand. Miro should be a featured part of that roster, and it is time for the company to give him the spotlight that fans want to see.