Miro Talks About Re-Signing With AEW, Says He Gave Tony Khan A Discount On His First Contract

Miro was generous at first, but he came for grown man money when he re-signed with AEW.

When Fightful Select exclusively reported that Miro had re-upped his deal with All Elite Wrestling, the wrestling world (including god) rejoiced. Miro's bank account was also part of the crowd that rejoiced.

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In a new interview with Fightful, Miro talked about re-signing with the company while heavily praising the environment that the company produces.

"They wanted me to sign a long-term deal for a reason and I signed long-term for a reason [laughs]. It's a place where I can be creatively free and now the ball is in my court. My boss, Tony Khan, let me have that and said, 'Hey, go do you.' I feel that played a big role into my decision of being here. Everybody watching AEW knows that I am a world champion. I know it. I would be short-changing myself and TK, calling that I'm not that. I walk around with that mentality as well. I don't want to sit around a collect a check. I want to create and evolve and to become world champion. Before that, I'm focusing on the All-Atlantic Championship, which is going to be even bigger than the World Championship. I love this place, Tony Khan believes in me, he lets me do me and doesn't have to be involved in every single thing. I love that. I love working with him, I love the company, I loved the stacked roster, the opportunity...like 99% of these people I'm fighting now is for the first time. I love those challenges. I love every single time I step foot in the ring. Sometimes I have 30-45 seconds, but I make the most of it every single time. That's what it's all about. It's not just about having great matches or having 20-30 matches that are great. We only have so much television. It's about what you do with the 30-45 seconds you have. This is where I excel the most."

Miro continued on and revealed that he gave Tony Khan a discount on his first contract with the company.

"I gave Tony Khan a discount. I gave him a discount and said, 'Tony, I will sign for this money because it's the pandemic, but after that year and a half, we're coming strong.' I knew that he was signing the wrong guy. He was signing the Twitch guy. He's basing his opinions on my Twitch and that's where the whole thing with Kip started. I knew that wasn't me. That's just not who I am. I knew once the year and a half was over, I was going to show him who I am and what I'm capable of and we're going to sit down and talk like men for men's money. That's exactly what happened."

Elsewhere in the exclusive interview, Miro talked about today's locker room culture and his love for video games. Click here.

Miro is set to be in action tonight at Forbidden Door when he faces Malakai Black, Pac, and Clark Connors in a four way match to crown the inaugural AEW All-Atlantic Champion. To see the updated card for that event, click here.

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