• Tony Khan Defends Miro / Rusev’s Absence From AEW
As we have noted before, Miro (fka Rusev in WWE) is frustrated with his AEW status.
He is unhappy with his booking. He wants to become the AEW World Champion, and that’s why he’s reportedly refusing to get booked to lose at this point.
Miro has only been booked to wrestle 4 times in 2022, and he has lost all of his big matches since September 2021.
During an interview with Grapsody, Tony Khan was asked about Miro’s absence from AEW TV.
Below is what the AEW President said:
“There are dozens of wrestlers featured throughout Dynamite and Rampage every week, and throughout those hours, you see a lot of names, but there’s also dozens of names in AEW you’re not seeing every week and sometimes they are silent about it.
Sometimes there’s a reason for that, somebody’s hurt, somebody’s working on a project, somebody’s being repackaged, or frankly, there’s just not enough slots in three hours.
On other sports teams, you don’t really see it as much. It’s not really common in the NFL for the backup quarterback to blame the coach because he’s not playing.
It’s not really common in the NBA for the backup point guard to blame the coach because he’s not getting minutes. I take it and I take it with a smile and I’ll keep taking it with a smile. It’s okay. I understand.
Everybody wants to wrestle and everybody wants to do things and everybody is coming from a different perspective. So I don’t want to compare one person’s situation to another because it’s apples and oranges, but we have a lot of great wrestlers here and when they’re here and when we can get everybody involved, I love that.”
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• Old School Wrestling Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WCW Legend Bill Goldberg (Real name: William Scott Goldberg) celebrates his 56th birthday today.
The former WCW Main Eventer became famous for having arguably the greatest undefeated streak in Professional Wrestling history in 1997-1998.
Goldberg won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship from Hollywood Hogan in 1998, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship from Triple H in 2003 and the WWE Universal Championship from Kevin Owens in 2017.
Bill also had roles in several movies such as “Universal Soldier 2 : The Return”, “Santa’s Slay”, “Ready to Rumble”, “The Longest Yard” and “Half Past Dead 2”.
He’s currently working as a part-time wrestler / special attraction in WWE and is on a two match per year deal till 2022.
On April 6, 2018 Bill was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Paul Heyman, thus headlining the 2018 induction ceremony.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOLDBERG!