• “WWE treated him like sh*t for years!” – Tony Khan On Current AEW Wrestler
On the AEW media call on Tuesday, AEW President Tony Khan was asked about his booking of Miro (fka Rusev in WWE) in AEW.
Below is what he said:
“I’m just kind of rebuilding him, to be honest with you. I thought he got beat up so badly. I saw some jackass on Twitter was like, ‘This guy drove a tank at WrestleMania and now he’s doing this,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, and then he got kicked in the nuts and they treated him like sh*t for years!’ He drove a tank out 5 years ago. That’s not the guy I signed. The guy I signed had been abused for years. And he’s being rebuilt.
Miro’s going to be a big star here. It’s really hard for people to come into AEW when you have a ranking system unless they come in at the start of a new year cycle. And I didn’t want to wait till January to bring Miro in. Brian Cage was the exception because Brian Cage, I booked him, he came in…I signed Brian Cage in January and he came in, I was going to do the Casino Ladder Match and Brian would be a surprise and we would build to Brian getting a shot but build up a record for Brian before we did Moxley versus Brian Cage.
But I can’t do that for everybody and I wasn’t going to do it again, and so I couldn’t just put Miro in the main event with no record and no history here. So he’s got to build up and build story, but he’s working with some of the top people in AEW, some of the people I regard as the top people — with the Best Friends and now Orange Cassidy in the story — and so, we have great stuff going on the top of the card and I just couldn’t cast everybody aside.
Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho and MJF, Cody and Darby, Ricky Starks and Brian Cage. We have Will Hobbs moving up now. Hangman [Page]. There’s so many great things going on in AEW, and Miro is now going to be a huge part of AEW, too, but, just like everyone else, he has to win matches and get involved in stories.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (December 1, 1990) – WCW PRO
On this day in 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW PRO’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1990’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
Ricky Morton & Tommy Rich vs. Mike Thor & George South
WCW This week
Sting vs. Chuck Coats
Moondog Rex vs. Italian Stallion
The Big Cat vs. Phillip Parrish
Brian Pillman vs. Tim Hughes
The Fab. Freebirds vs. Joe Defuria & Mike Williams