Former WWE Star “The Bulgarian Brute” Rusev (who is now known as Miro in AEW) was recently interviewed by Inside The Ropes on a number of topics, including how he doesn’t care about what fans think about his best man gimmick in AEW, how fans are not patient and just want the quick payoff and more.
Below are the highlights:
On how he doesn’t care about what fans thinks about his best man gimmick in AEW:
“If I could have found a pink Mickey Mouse shirt, I would have probably wore that! That’s why I’m not happy. If I could have found the pink Mickey Mouse shirt, I would have gone out with that – because I don’t care what you think about my clothing. I don’t care what you think about my gimmick. I don’t care about any of these things because, quite honestly, I don’t care. I am The Best Man, man.”
On how fans are not patient and just want the quick payoff:
“I think what we have done – and it’s not just the fault of wrestling, but just as a society, we want the quick turnaround right away – right then and there. We don’t like waiting for episodes to come week to week. We don’t want to wait the 30 minutes. We don’t want to even wait for the ads. We don’t want to wait for 30 second ads – because we just want the final product right then and there.”
On believing fans would be critical even if he was pushed as the main eventer:
“If I had come to AEW and become champion on day one, there were going to be 90 other million people who were going to be like, ‘Oh, well, look at this. He’s just another a former WWE guy just coming in and taking the title. And look, we have Hangman Page and the Bucks, and everybody else is just waiting for their opportunity.’ So you have that. So, if you go by making fans happy, that’s just impossible. That’s why I’m going to do me, because I know how to do me better than anybody else.”