AEW President and CEO Tony Khan has spoken in-depth about former WWE star Miro and the company’s treatment of him before joining AEW.
Miro’s booking has been criticised by many, who believe that a bloke who plays video games with Kip Sabian isn’t the best use of the former ‘Bulgarian Brute’.
Speaking on the media call ahead of tomorrow’s Winter Is Coming edition of Dynamite, Khan said:
“Miro’s going to be a big star here. It’s really hard for people to come into AEW when you have a ranking system unless they come in at the start of a new year cycle and I didn’t want to wait till January to bring Miro in.
“I thought he got beaten down so bad… I saw some jackass on Twitter was like, ‘This guy drove a tank at WrestleMania and now he’s doing this,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, then he got kicked in the nuts and they treated him like s**t for years.’ He drove a tank out five years ago, that’s not the guy I signed. The guy I signed has been abused for years and he’s being rebuilt, he’s going to be a huge star in wrestling and he is a huge star, he’s a huge name in wrestling but he wasn’t treated like it for a long time.”
Khan also defended Miro’s positioning on the card, saying that he couldn’t instantly put him in main events and the World Title picture because he came in with a 0-0 record, but when the records reset in 2021, he’ll have a chance to do so.
Quote via Inside The Ropes