Miro: WWE Is Like Boxing, AEW Is Like MMA

Miro, formerly Rusev in WWE, spent ten years in WWE before his release in April.

Though he has only made one AEW appearance, Rusev is happy to be out of the WWE bubble and able to do his own thing.

"I was in this bubble and did the same style for ten years," said Miro on Busted Open Radio. "Everything outside, I was like, 'Well that makes no sense, this makes no sense.' Being on the outside, I finally understand why AEW is the best. They give you every style around the world. They don't tell you, 'Hey, come change your style to what we want.' No, you come and show your style and do what you come from. The old bubble is like boxing, AEW is like MMA. It's all of the styles."

Following his release from WWE, Miro became a professional Twitch streamer, getting away from the name Rusev and promoting his own brand.

When asked about maintaining his fanbase despite a different name, Miro said, "It's not difficult at all. Ever since I got let go, I did good on my downtime. I started promoting myself on Twitch and YouTube. Both channels grew so fast and it shows how amazing our audience is. The wrestling crowd doesn't forget anybody. If you've done good, they'll remember you. Now, when people see me on the street, they don't call me [Rusev], they call me Miro and it's only been a week. Also, being behind a company that actually promotes my stuff. They promote my Twitch and social media, they want me to do good."

Miro is set to be the Best Man for Kip Sabian when Sabian gets married to Penelope Ford on AEW Dynamite.

Elsewhere during the interview, Miro discussed his promo and hoping it doesn't get Lana any heat in WWE. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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