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Miro Responds To Roman Reigns’ Praise

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Miro has responded to praise given to him by Roman Reigns, saying the pair always had “great in-ring chemistry” when facing each other.

In a recent interview with Fox Sports, Roman Reigns credited Miro, known in WWE as Rusev, for his work inside the squared circle. As well as remembering his 2016 SummerSlam spear to the ‘Bulgarian Brute’ as his favourite ever, Reigns stated that bouts between the two always made for memorable matches:

“Rusev was really good. We had good timing as far as in the ring, I always had good chemistry with him to where I could come off the ropes, take one step, launch and dart across the ring and he knew just the perfect height to lift up, open up for me. So, yeah, we did that thing all over the world. Those were good times.”

In a recent Twitch video, Miro responded to Reigns and praised the ‘Tribal Chief’, believing people don’t give Reigns the credit he is due for his in ring performances:

“Me and Roman had great matches, man. I loved working with him. I loved working with Joe, with Roman. Because I think at that time I was at the height of my game. Nobody was a better Heel than me […] and Roman is so good as well. And people don’t give him credit for that.

We’ve wrestled everywhere. We’ve wrestled anywhere from the States to India. From South America to North America, to central America, to Europe. We’ve wrestled pretty much in every single continent and every single match was a pleasure.”

Roman Reigns and Rusev would feud over the WWE United States Championship in 2016 and after challenging for the gold on Raw, Reigns would earn his title match at SummerSlam. However, that bout ended in a no contest following a pre-match brawl with ‘The Tribal Chief’ defeating Rusev at Clash of Champions to capture the gold.

Roman Reigns, the current WWE Universal Champion, is set to face Kevin Owens in a Last Man Standing Match at Royal Rumble on January 31.

Miro was released from WWE in April 2020 following COVID-19 budget cuts. He made his AEW debut later that year as Miro, the best man to Kip Sabian.