Road Dogg Believes Miro Could’ve Been WWE Champion

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Road Dogg knows that Miro is capable of much more in pro wrestling.

On the latest episode of “Oh … You Didn’t Know?” the WWE Hall Of Famer looked back at Extreme Rules 2018 that took place in Pittsburgh. One of the featured matches was AJ Styles defending his WWE Championship against Miro (then known as Rusev). Miro was right in the middle of riding the “Rusev Day” wave. Miro lost to Styles that night, but co-host Casio Kid proposed the question if James believed Miro to be WWE Championship material.

“Of course, he could be a champion, honestly. He could have beat AJ that nighcand been the champion. And I’ll tell you why. I think him and Lana were a great package. I think she was beautiful to look at. He was a killer.

“I think it was a great package. I think it was right out of central casting for Rocky 17, you know, and they worked perfectly together. He got in shape. He was legitimately hilarious when he would speak in broken English.

“He could have been an entertaining babyface or a heel champion because I do think the promos would have been, could have been, classic and we would have had a ‘Rusev Day’ every year and had a big celebration. So yeah, he definitely could have been the man. Maybe he still will be, you know what I mean?”

Road Dogg On Why “Rusev Day” May Have Been Stifled In WWE

Extreme Rules also had Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley, but it got overwhelmed by “Rusev Day” chants. Road Dogg believes fans hijacking the show at the wrong time caused problems for “Rusev Day” to grow creatively and thinks that’s one of the reasons Miro didn’t reach his capable heights in WWE.

“See, that right there is I think the reason. He didn’t get pushed because of the fans. I honestly do. They’re hijacking other parts of the show… It wasn’t really about Rusev or they would’ve done it during his match.

“Like that’s when you do it. He was wrestling. Now they’re doing it just because they hate the guy in the ring. You know what I mean?”

The Pittburgh crowd for Extreme Rules was extremely volatile that evening as they hi-jacked the show on more than one occasion.

Credit should go to “Oh … You Didn’t Know?” and h/t to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.