AEW Star Miro Reportedly Working Through Injury


Former AEW TNT Champion Miro has been working through an injury according to a new report.

On recent episodes of Dynamite and Rampage, Miro has been seen cutting promos during which he questions the motivations of his God after losing the TNT Championship.

Miro became the TNT Champion when he defeated Darby Allin for the title on May 12, 2021. Naming himself God’s Chosen Champion, he went on to have a number of successful defenses until losing the title to Sammy Guevara on AEW Dynamite in September.

Miro has only wrestled twice since his loss to Guevara, taking Jon Moxley’s place in the AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament to defeat Orange Cassidy on November 3 before losing to Bryan Danielson in the tournament finals at Full Gear on November 13, thwarting his quest to become AEW Champion and continuing his existential crisis.

According to a new report from Fightful Select, neither match was planned as Miro is currently injured. The report states that the former Bulgarian Brute is dealing with a hamstring injury, which is why his leg was heavily taped during his World Title Eliminator Tournament matches. He hasn’t wrestled since losing to Danielson at Full Gear, and there are no matches announced for him in the immediate future.

During a 2020 interview with Inside the Ropes‘ lead writer Gary Cassidy, Miro praised the creative freedom he has in AEW compared to his time as Rusev in the WWE.

“So the other good thing about AEW is that we give opportunities to everybody. You don’t see the same people on TV every week. One day, you see Dr Luther main-eventing the show. The next, you see the whole bunch of different guys. You never see this in other promotions, because we give opportunities to everybody to shine.”

Miro also spoke about why he was frustrated working for his old employer and why he’s much happier since debuting in AEW because he has the freedom to try new things and express himself.

“Wrestling, it can be so different, it can be so diverse, it can be so many different things – but I think what we’re trying to do with what I was before was the same old, same old, and I was so tired of it. I was so tired of busting my a**, hitting a certain wall and going right back down. I didn’t want to do that anymore.

“I don’t even know what I’m doing, but I know I’m going to be there and it’s going to be up to me. It’s not going to be a man who is going to write me a four-page promo that’s going to change six times in the next five minutes. It’s not like seven producers telling me how to bump and then I can’t go over the top rope or I can put my fists up or I can look at the people, or I can do that. None of that.

“It’s the freedom, man. That’s why all the wrestlers want to go to AEW because it’s the freedom of you to perform.”