Former WWE star Rusev is now going by the name of Miro in the All Elite Wrestling. Recently, he defeated Darby Allin to win his first title in the All Elite Wrestling and that is the TNT Championship. Darby Allin is one of the most hot happening names in AEW, having a clean victory over him clearly makes a mark for Miro.
Miro first arrived in WWE in the year 2010. He worked in the development territories of WWE until 2014. On the same here he came to the main roster under the ring name of Alexander Rusev. He was taken as a serious deal instantly as he won WWE United States Championship three times in total. But just like a lot of wrestlers in WWE, if push was also killed by John Cena.
Miro Speaks Out On Winning AEW TNT Title
After losing to John Cena at WrestleMania 31, Miro aka Rusev could never recover she his main event push. But Rusev got a massive support from the WWE universe after he got the Rusev day gimmick. He was one of the biggest fan favorites of that time.
But that was not enough to impress WWE. The treatment he received afterwards seemed like he became more famous than WWE wanted him to be. They quickly scrapped the Rusev day gimmick. And when they saw it was not enough to stop the Rusev day chants, they released him in 2020.
In 2020 he went to the all Elite wrestling and he was repackaged as Miro. As said earlier, he defeated Derby Allin to win his first AEW TNT championship. Recently, he spoke about winning the TNT championship from Darby Allin on one of his latest streams on Twitch. He said;
Ah, Brodie [Lee] now, Brodie, as soon as I would’ve walked backstage, he would be like, ‘Oh, you happy now!?’ That’s what Brodie would’ve said. Brodie would’ve had the biggest grin, smile on his face and would’ve said, ‘You happy now?’
He said even though he’s gone he still feels him:
I know him, I know him. I miss Brodie so much. But thank you Brodie. Thank you for — even now when you’re gone, in a way I still feel you. You were gonna give me so much crap about this. It’s unbelievable.
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