Miro Explains Why He Stopped Wrestling Barefoot

During his early time as Rusev in WWE, Miro would wrestle without shoes.

In 2015, he began wearing boots while in the ring and it all stemmed from an injury suffered in a match against Ryback.

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"I tore my ankle," Miro said at Pittsburgh Comic Con when asked why he began wearing boots. "I had a match with Ryback and he gave me a back body drop outside the ring and as soon as I landed -- I landed fine, but I was 315 pounds and my ankle just snapped, and all the ligaments, it tore everything around and ever since, I said, 'No more.' I put some shoes on. I loved (wrestling) barefoot. I was a huge fan of Umaga and always looked up to him. That was my tribute to him."

Miro can now be found putting the boots to the competition in AEW as the reigning AEW TNT Champion.

He recently called out Eddie Kingston to step up and challenge God's Favorite Champion.

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