“I Became Like a Circus Bear”- AEW TNT Champion Miro Explains Why WWE Never Took Him Seriously

Published 05/28/2021, 9:00 AM EDT


Miro is the talk of AEW right now, securing the TNT Championship from Darby Allin and finally unleashing his raw potential to break through the ranks of the promotion. As the new champion, he aims to show everyone what he’s all about. However, he hasn’t put the past too far out of his sight.

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The Bulgarian is one of the most versatile stars out there, and his willingness to pull off various angles makes him an asset for any promotion. However, he claims that this was precisely the problem that brought him down in the end. 

“This is the problem with me, I’m good at everything. So if you give me something, I’ll make it the best (of it) and that’s the problem. I won’t be happy until I’m the talk of the whole business,” he said, speaking to Joseph Staszewski of the New York Post

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“I kept saying yes. I became this circus bear. I was a killer. I came in 2013-14 (to NXT) and killed everybody and then they gave me a little bit of something else. I showed how good I was at that, too. I became like a circus bear. The more I said yes, the more crap I have to eat,” Miro explained.

Miro is confident of his role in AEW and its future

However, ‘The Beast from Bulgaria’ isn’t holding this as a low point in his character and claims that it was a necessary stepping stone to his ultimate success in the industry. 

“You have to go through these moments until you finally reach your destination. I wouldn’t change a single step. I’ll take the weddings. I’ll take everything because it leads me to my destination and now being the TNT champion,” he said. 

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Miro is confident that the current character he portrays on TV is almost exactly how he is in real life. He added that the further he strayed from himself, the harder it would be to sell the gimmick to a live audience. 

“This is all real. It’s coming straight from my soul, and it’s my destiny and they see that and you can’t see through that,” he concluded. 

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Needless to say, Miro is having the time of his life in AEW and could very well reach higher points as he goes through the reign. Be it Rusev or Kip Sabian’s best man, Miro can undoubtedly pull off a role. 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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