Chris Jericho says WWE will regret losing the former Rusev to AEW.
Miro, formerly Rusev of WWE officially debuted on the September 9 episode of AEW Dynamite. In his debut promo, he mentioned the metaphorical brass ring that WWE often alludes to and said they can take that brass ring and shove it up their ass.
In his latest Saturday Night Special Q&A session, Chris Jericho took credit for that line and spoke about his excitement to have Miro in AEW.
"I think it's great to have him. We had discussed having Miro come in a few months earlier when he was released. The only thing all of us were thinking was, 'we just have to think of a spot for him.' We need to find a place where you're not just going to bring him in and have him hanging around. I think it's perfect, "The Best Man" thing, it's not just a one-shot deal. It's a gimmick. He's "The Best Man." He's the best man at everything it'll almost be like a Mr. Perfect thing.”
He continued, “Miro's always been a great guy. He's a very funny guy, which a lot of people might not know. I think it's cool to have him with us and also I'm glad that he came in and that he kind of gave his mission statement.[He] mentioned, kind of indirectly, WWE. ‘Glass ceiling,’ and ‘brass ring,’ and ‘take the brass ring and shove it up your ass.’ That was my line. He couldn't believe he'd be allowed to say it. He's like, 'Really? Can I say it?' I'm like, yeah, you can say whatever you want here.' No problems here, baby!”
Despite what some online may have you believe, Chris Jericho says AEW is not about constantly bashing WWE but does acknowledge that wrestlers should say their piece about where they've been in the past but not take it any further than the first night.
“This is not a place that's constantly bashing anybody else. I mean, obviously, when you come from another company -- when you come from WWE, you have to acknowledge the fact that you came from there. Do you know what I mean? You have to acknowledge the fact that there's a history there. But other than that, you say your piece and you move on. So I think it's great to have him. I've always been a fan of his and I think he's another guy for some reason, whatever reason, kind of fell through the cracks there that they're going to regret letting go. But we got him and we're excited.”
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