Miro has been a big pickup for AEW since joining the company and already it seems as if Rusev in WWE is a distant memory.
And that is a shame.
It was only around two or three years ago that ‘Rusev Day’ was the most popular act in the company.
Still, WWE released the Bulgarian earlier this year along with around 20 other performers and many more backstage personnel.
Since then, AEW have picked up the former United States champion and he has been rebranded as ‘The Best Man’ – not just Kip Sabian’s literal best man, but The Best Man.
It seems like a totally different landscape there for Miro and a world away from his up and down run with WWE.
During an appearance on Chris Jericho’s podcast Talk is Jericho, Miro recalled the time he was embroiled in a storyline with Summer Rae as his love interest against Lana, his real-life partner, and Dolph Ziggler.
Around the same time, Miro and Lana got engaged for real and that news ended up leaking out causing Vince McMahon to nix the angle.
Miro explained that the company weren’t best pleased about it.
“Literally, I have no idea. I’ve never had heat with anybody,” Miro said. “I remember the one time I had was about the wedding, but it was not our fault either. They said we leaked the pictures, which is not true at all.
“So we were in the angle; [it was] me and Summer against Lana and Dolph, and the one summer we did get engaged, but she sent that picture to the office and to some of the girls. It’s her happiest day of her life. She’s getting engaged.
“Somebody leaks that and they blame her. They blame me. I do jobs for six months. Our story gets cancelled that night we were in Chicago. I remember it because I was supposed to win the IC title.
“I was supposed to get married with Summer. They nixed it that night, and when I talked to Vince, he’s like, ‘well, TMZ, it’s like CNN. It’s world news. Everybody knows it’s true… Everybody will go against it.’ So CJ did nothing for a long time, and I was doing jobs forever.”