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Miro Claims He Was Promised WrestleMania Main Event


AEW star Miro has claimed that he was in line for a main event match at WrestleMania following his polarising feud with Bobby Lashley that also featured his wife, Lana.

Before Miro became All Elite, he was best known as Rusev in WWE where he competed under the watchful eye and guidance of his wife Lana for several years. During his tenure, Rusev had memorable feuds with John Cena and Roman Reigns but towards the end of his run, he found a new rival and things got personal in a hurry.

On screen it was revealed that Bobby Lashley was having an affair with Rusev’s wife which led to a split between Lana and Rusev. The storyline frequently saw Lashley get the upper hand on the Bulgarian Brute and eventually saw Lashley and Lana get married in a WWE ring.

Now speaking on The Kurt Angle Show, Miro has discussed the storyline and says he was lied to as he was meant to have a WrestleMania main event off the back of it:

“I was lied to. I was brought up for the spot to have a WrestleMania main event match. That’s what I was pitched. I don’t think I even made it to WrestleMania. Yeah, and it’s not like I didn’t do something they wanted me to, I did everything they wanted.”

“I thought it was still over with the people. I think it started rocky. I don’t even know why we started rocky. I expressed my opinion when Maria Kanellis came out and was saying that she’s pregnant by somebody or something like that. I told Paul Heyman, I’m like, ‘This is gonna get people confused. People are not gonna like this.’”

“He did not care. He blamed her for that. ‘She did not word it right or whatnot. They do it in Knoxville, Tennessee, trust me. I love Knoxville, Tennessee. But next week we’re in Chicago, whatever. Why don’t we save it for Chicago or something? Why do it in front of 2,000 people instead of 20,000?”

Miro went on to say that he believes the whole storyline was a rib on him but as a professional, he did his best every time the camera was on:

“They made me have this mustache. It was just a whole rib. I think it was a big rib. But at the end of the day, I don’t care about rib man, I’m a professional, I’m going to come and I’m going to do my best to my ability to be the best at a certain day. We brought it and people loved it as much as they wanted to hate at home about the story.”

“If you’re in the live events, if you’re in the arena, the crowd was f*cking on fire every single time. That’s why I had so much fun with people who are all like, ‘Oh, Lana’s kissing Bobby.’ It’s frickin acting, bro. If you go to Hollywood, nothing else is gonna happen. It’s the same thing. So people are trying to guilt-trip me and — cuckold, whatever that word is, I don’t even know. Like you’re not even bothering me at all. Not at all.”

h/t Fightful