AEW has been fantastic in its booking of former WWE stars since the launch of Dynamite last year. In fact, all of the male champions within AEW have once held gold within Vince McMahon’s promotion.
However, former Intercontinental Champion doesn’t think that ALL former WWE stars have been booked well by AEW, as he has noted that he isn’t the biggest fan of how Tony Khan’s promotion has been handling Miro.
During the latest Figure Four Daily show Lance Storm noted that he isn’t exactly fond of how AEW has booked the man formerly known as Rusev. Here’s exactly what he had to say on the matter:
“I personally am not a fan of his current direction of his character. But I don’t necessarily represent the AEW fan base. This is where it’s a real shame that we are still in pandemic conditions because if we had full arenas, you would get a far better feel on how the Miro presentation is working. That’s the real drawback to not having many or any fans in the building. That was always the barometer to which you gauge what was working.
“To me, I’ve always liked the destructive big powerhouse that was Rusev that could be Miro now. Tying him up in a wedding angle and playing video games, which may be who he really is, I’m not a big fan of. I think it’s very much like when they did the personality type profile thing with Finn Balor in NXT when they showed him playing with his Legos. I’m like, ok, he may really play with Legos, but the demon Finn Balor shouldn’t be playing with Legos. I thought he was a cool badass and now I think he is a guy that plays with Legos.
“Miro, again, maybe he is doing it to promote his Twitch and his other interests rather than his AEW interests, I don’t know. But, I would prefer to see big badass Miro rather than hanging out with Kip Sabian playing video games. But again, I’m in that over, just barely over 50+ demo, so maybe I’m not the guy they are targeting.”
While some fans are happy with how AEW has been booking Miro since his debut last month, others feel as if his partnership with Kip Sabian (which is focused on gaming) leaves a lot to be desired.
What do you think about how AEW is booking Miro following his debut last month? Be sure to let us know in the comments.
Thanks to Wrestling News for the transcription