Miro doesn’t exactly miss the WWE lifestyle.
The former TNT Champion has been a member of the AEW roster since 2020. Before transitioning to the Tony Khan-led empire, Miro worked as Rusev under the WWE banner.
Miro garnered success in WWE, capturing the United States Championship three times but the general consensus is that his potential was limited by WWE’s decision makers. He was released by the company on April 15, 2020, due to budget cuts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Appearing on “The Sessions With Renee Paquette,” Miro said that besides his issues with creative, he simply feels WWE’s road schedule is too taxing (via Fightful).
“It’s different, just listening to [Sheamus] and all these guys. Just knowing he’s four or five days on the road, it’s too much. I don’t want to do that, especially right now, knowing that, eventually, I want to do something else. I want to work towards that,” he said. “After this contract, I thought I was going to be done, but I can go more. It depends. I feel great. I feel my body is getting better and better, it’s not hurting, especially now with working and just having a match once a week. Your body can go so much longer.”
Miro recently turned some heads within the wrestling community. He seemingly expressed discontent with how he’s been used in AEW.
Many would agree that Miro didn’t have the best start with the promotion, being aligned with Kip Sabian in a storyline that didn’t go very far. When he took on the role of “The Redeemer,” things changed in a big way for Miro.
Some believe that his TNT Title reign solidified a shift in Miro’s presence on AEW programming. Since that time, however, Miro has been off TV quite often. He’s currently involved in a storyline with the House of Black.