Miro Thought He Was Coming Back To AEW In January, Took Time Away For Acting Instead

Miro made the most of his time away from All Elite Wrestling.

Before recently returning to the promotion on the June 1 episode of Dynamite, Miro spent over eight months away from an All Elite Wrestling ring. Although he had been working with a hamstring injury, 'God's Favorite Champion' toughed it out until the Full Gear pay-per-view in late 2021 where he lost to Bryan Danielson in the finals of the AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament.

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Although he was expecting to return to the promotion in January instead of June, Miro revealed to Fightful in a new interview that he made the most out of his time away from the squared circle.

"I feel great now. I was doing a little movie before, then I got my hamstring tweaked, we got the call, I had to fly in and do the Orange Cassidy match, I had this great opportunity for the world title. I took care of Orange Cassidy in a hurry, but I ripped my hamstring even further, and knowing I had to come back a week later to fight Bryan Danielson was maybe one of my biggest challenges so far in my career. Thankfully to Dr. Beau Hightower in New Mexico, he really got me up on my feet. I was barely walking and I had a week to prepare for that match. I was with him every day, a few hours a day, just to rehab the hamstring just to walk. A week later, it was okay. We had the Bryan match, and after that match, my hamstring was done. It was screaming, 'I want to rest.' That's what happened, I needed some time off. I thought I was going to come back around January, that's when we did those vignettes. Unfortunately, when you fall out of the wheel in AEW, our roster is so stacked with great guys and competitors, that I can't be offended by it. I had a few acting gigs that I got taken care of. I had my time off, I loved my time doing that, but now I'm back and I want more than I had before."

One of the acting gigs that Miro took care of was CBS' new show, East New York. Miro is set to star as Nikolai Dushkin in the show, which premieres this fall. Click here to learn more.

Elsewhere in the interview, Miro talked about giving Tony Khan a discount on his first contract. To learn more, click here.

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