Chris Jericho recently spoke about AEW’s signing of Miro on the latest edition of his Saturday Night Special stream on YouTube. Miro, who was known as Rusev in WWE, made his debut with the company on this past week’s episode of Dynamite.
You can see the debut below:
Below are some highlights from Jericho’s comments:
On Miro’s time in WWE:
“I’ve always been a fan of his. He’s another guy, who, for whatever reason, fell through the cracks there [in WWE] and they are going to regret letting him go.”
On the “Brass Ring” line in the promo and bashing WWE:
“When he indirectly mentioned WWE, talking about the glass ceiling and brass ring, that was actually my line. He couldn’t believe he could say that on Live television. When he asked me, ‘can we actually say that?’ I was like, ‘yes, you can say whatever you want here [in AEW].'”
“I’m glad Miro came in and gave his mission statement,” Jericho stated. “That said, we’ll just leave it there now. This is not a place that wants to constantly bash another place. Obviously, when you come from another company, you have to acknowledge the fact that you came from there, because there’s a history. But then you move on.”
On Miro’s gimmick in AEW:
“The Best Man thing is not a one-time deal,” Jericho revealed. “It is going to be his new gimmick. He’s the Best Man at everything, similar to Mr. Perfect. You know, Miro has always been a great guy, very funny guy, which a lot of people don’t know. It’s very cool to have him with us.”
[h/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription]
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