Former WWE Superstar Rusev, now going by Miro, will make his in-ring debut on this week's edition of AEW Dynamite. The three-time former United States Champion debuted on the Sept. 9 of Dynamite, aligning himself with Kip Sabian as "The Best Man." Miro will team with Sabian to face Joey Janela and Sonny Kiss in what will be the first time he has competed inside of a wrestling ring since February. After being taken off television following a controversial storyline involving Bobby Lashley and Lana, WWE released Rusev on April 15.
Since his debut, Miro has spoken numerous times about how excited he is to be working for a new company on his Twitch channel.
"I'm just excited to have the opportunity," he said during a stream. "I'm thankful to Tony Khan...he's such a good dude, he's such a great owner. He's very open to talk to, being creative with ideas and everything. He's around everybody, it's not like he's hiding or anything like that. He's got great energy, and he just wants the best, man, that's what it is.
"I think we all have the same agenda," he continued. "We all want AEW to succeed. We are promoting ourselves, of course, but we are all in agreement...I mean they are already doing great, and destroying NXT and all that, but now we're up for the big prize, man. I knew they were going to get there anyway, but I'm glad that I can be along and join the joyride."
He also teased appearing in other promotions like New Japan Pro Wrestling.
"Despite signing a contract, I am not restricted to AEW alone," he said. "While I am not going to name any promotions, I'll just say I'm allowed to work in different countries. Maybe a country where the sun rises? You'll just have to wait and see.0comments
"Sometimes when God says, Miro you're going to live all your dreams, you just got to keep the faith," he added. That's why when I got released, I had zero doubt that I would be able to go to AEW and work in different places."
- Jon Moxley, Will Hobbs and Darby Allin vs. Lance Archer, Brian Cage and Ricky Starks
- AEW TNT Championship: Brodie Lee vs. Orange Cassidy
- Hikaru Shida and Thunder Rosa vs. Ivelisse and Diamante
- Miro Debut
- Chris Jericho Promo
- Matt Hardy & Private Party Promo