• Former Champion Thinks WWE Fired Him For Showing Concern About Working During The COVID-19 Pandemic
During his appearance on Talk Is Jericho, former WWE Superstar Rusev (now known as Miro in AEW) recalled what led to his release from WWE.
Here’s what the former United States Champion said:
“I got a text message the day of. It said, ‘Miro, we need to talk.’ I actually had the feeling, so I wanted to call [Mark] Carrano. I was like, should I text him, but I was at the vet. It was like, okay, I’ll take care of the dogs first, and the next thing you know, I got a text message. ‘Hey, we need to talk.’ I knew right away.
So I called him. He told me, ‘I’m so sorry,’ and I really lashed out for 5 minutes. I did lash out because there’s just so much. It was just much over the years.
I was getting some of the boys around because we were not okay about how everybody was treated in the pandemic situation. We felt scared to go to work, and once again, it was probably 10 of us talking, somebody leaked it to the office.
From us 10 people that were talking, somebody leaked it to the office and to the dirt sheets, and once that happened, I knew right away they’re gonna fire me because they’re going to blame it all on me of course because I’m the guy, but it doesn’t matter.
They fired me. I lashed out because I think we’re on the path of doing something good because I do want to protect the boys. We all wanted to protect the boys and the girls. That didn’t work out, and that’s why I felt like they cut me underneath because I was just so angry man.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (November 5, 1987) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling
On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.
It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1987’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
Don Muraco vs. Bob Orton
WWF Special Report
Interview w/ The Honky Tonk Man
Sam Houston vs. Mike Sharpe
Interview w/ Strike Force
WWF Special Report
Hillbilly Jim vs. Boris Zhukov
Interview w/ Hulk Hogan
Demolition vs. The Killer Bees (2/3 Falls)