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Miro Signs AEW Contract Extension


A new report says that AEW star and former TNT Champion Miro has signed a new deal with the company despite his recent absence from television.

Miro joined AEW in September 2020 following his release from WWE, where he competed for several years as Rusev, in April of the same year.

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.

The Bulgarian star last wrestled at Full Gear in November 2021 when he lost to Bryan Danielson in the final of the AEW Championship Eliminator Tournament. Since then, he has appeared in some pre-recorded vignettes but these have not now been seen in some time.

Now Fightful Select has reported that Miro will remain All Elite for some time as he has inked a four-year extension with the company, keeping him in AEW until the beginning of 2026.

The report also notes that Miro’s original deal with AEW was due to expire in the spring of 2022, which puts his original contract length at around 18 months which is said to be a rarity for AEW deals as they are usually for a rounded number of years.

Miro recently appeared on The Kurt Angle Show with the WWE Hall Of Famer and Fightful’s report states that there is a version of this appearance where the former TNT Champion confirms these details. There is no word yet when Miro is likely to return to television but he is said to be “good to go” following a hamstring injury.