Miro used to work as Rusev during his time in WWE and had reached moderate success in the company. However, it is a well-known fact that he was truly never utilized to the best of his abilities. This is especially true during his Rusev Day run with Aiden English.
Rusev and Bobby Lashey were involved in one of the most talked-about storylines in WWE back in 2019 and early 202, as it was a love triangle between them and Lana. However, they were all acting according to a script, so Rusev certainly does not mean what he said back then.
Miro recently spoke on The Kurt Angle Show, where he talked about how he was hired by WWE while he was still suffering from a torn ACL. He managed to pass WWE training despite the injury and was hired by the company.
Miro also revealed there were discussions of involving Sylvester Stallone and Hulk Hogan in a WrestleMania angle or match with him.
“I went to WWE developmental with a torn ACL. But they didn’t know that because once again, God, the man up there, Jesus Christ, protected me. I tore my ACL even before I went to developmental. I went to my tryout with a torn ACL. I just wrapped my knee with duct tape. You got to do what you got to do. I tore it one time in practice, and I don’t have the money to fix it. I was just wrestling on a torn ACL, which I’m sure that you have done before.
I got signed. They send you to these medical checks in Pittsburgh in your hometown. I go, and I lay down because I know they’re gonna come and check this. So I pray. I pray this entire time. Jesus, Lord, Our Father, please let it be ok. I already know that my ACL was torn, and I know that they’re returning people if you’re wrong. So the doctor comes in with a student. The whole time the doctor is kind of paying attention to the student and tries to explain to him things, blah, blah, blah. He sits down. pulls on my knee, pulls on my knee. He says I’m okay. I’m good to go.
I got signed and then later on, in developmental I was still duct-taping my knee and everything. In one match, my knee just gave out. I had somebody on my back [and] my knee gave out. They called me [to] the doctor to check me, to say you have torn ACL and I said, ‘Okay, let’s fix it.’”
WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle remains one of the most technically-gifted pro wrestlers to have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle. He had arguably the best rookie year in WWE history as he won the WWE Championship within a year and competed at the highest level for many years after that.
h/t to SEScoops for the transcription