The All Elite Wrestling boss has weighed in on Miro’s previous (Photograph: AEW)
AEW proprietor Tony Khan has claimed WWE handled Miro ‘like s**t’ throughout his time with the corporate.
The US businessman – who additionally owns Fulham FC – has defended his sluggish and regular strategy with introducing the wrestling star to his personal viewers, and insisted he needed to rebuild the character after his time as Rusev in Vince McMahon’s promotion.
Talking to media together with ComicBook.com throughout a Q&A name this week, he mentioned: ‘I’m simply form of rebuilding him, to be trustworthy with you. I assumed he obtained beat up so badly [in WWE].
‘I noticed some jackass on Twitter was like, “This man drove a tank at WrestleMania and now he’s doing this”, and I’m like, ‘Yeah, after which he obtained kicked within the nuts they usually handled him like s**t for years.
‘He drove a tank out 5 years in the past. That’s not the man I signed. The man I signed had been abused for years. And he’s being rebuilt.’
Earlier than his WWE launch earlier this 12 months, his character Rusev was embroiled in a divisive love triangle storyline with his real-life wife Lana, and Bobby Lashley.
All Elite Wrestling boss Tony has taken his time with Miro, regardless of some followers wanting the proficient star to be despatched proper to the principle occasion.
He added: ‘He’s obtained to construct up and construct story, however he’s working with among the high folks in AEW, among the folks I regard as the highest folks — with the Greatest Associates and now Orange Cassidy within the story.
‘And so, we’ve got nice stuff occurring the highest of the cardboard and I simply couldn’t solid all people apart. Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho and MJF, Cody and Darby [Allin], Ricky Starks and Brian Cage. We have now Will Hobbs shifting up now, Hangman [Page].
‘There’s so many nice issues occurring in AEW, and Miro is now going to be an enormous a part of AEW, too, however, similar to everybody else, he has to win matches and get entangled in tales.’