Former WWE star and former three-time WWE United States Champion Rusev who currently works under the new ring name Miro in All Elite Wrestling and former AEW TNT Champion recently revealed that he enjoys working at Japan but didn’t like to stay there for long.
Miro first came to WWE in 2010. He worked in WWE Developmental Territories until 2014. On the same here, he came to the main roster under the ring name Alexander Rusev . He was taken as serious business instantly as he won the WWE United States Championship three times in total. But just like many wrestlers in WWEhis thrust was also killed by John Cena.
Miro reveals he loves working in Japan but doesn’t like staying there long
After losing to John Cena at WrestleMania 31, Miro aka Rusev was never able to recover his main event push. But Rusev received massive support from the WWE Universe after getting the Rusev gimmick of the day. He was one of the biggest fan favorites of that era.
But that wasn’t enough to impress WWE. The treatment he received afterward seemed to have become more famous than WWE intended. They quickly dropped the Rusev gimmick of the day. And when they saw that wasn’t enough to stop Rusev’s chants du jour, they released him in 2020. In 2020 he went to All Elite Wrestling and he was repackaged as Miro .
He won the AEW TNT Championship right after joining the promotion, but relinquished the title to Sammy Guevara after a nearly five-month title reign. He’s currently working as an intermediate card in AEW and he’s having a pretty good time.
Rusev who is currently working under the new ring name Miro in All Wrestling recently spoke to WhatCulture where he revealed that he loved working in Japan but didn’t like staying there for long. He said;
“No, it’s way too long for me [Miro responded when asked if he’d like to do a tour of Japan for a month]. Gotta go home for my pickles, gotta go home for my dogs. I’m not going anywhere for a month.
“I’m going to go out there one day, beat somebody up, two days tops and I’ll be right back home to my sweet wife. There is no – I love Japan, don’t get me wrong. I love the food, I love the culture, I love everything, but there’s no way I’m going to be stuck there for a month.
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