Miro, the wrestler formerly known as Rusev, isn’t the first person to sign with AEW while his significant other works for WWE.
It didn’t seem to negatively impact Jon Moxley’s wife Renee Young, but there were several ups and downs for Young (now Paquette) between Mox’s exit from WWE and hers.
Different company, but NWA’s Nick Aldis alleged his wife Mickie James’ booking was a result of his public feud with Vince McMahon’s right-hand man Bruce Pritchard. Things have been looking up for James lately, though. She has a Raw Women’s title match against Asuka tonight (Sept. 14).
That’s probably why Miro thinks there won’t be any repercussions for his wife Lana after his debut on Dynamite involved some unkind words about his time at WWE. But he told Busted Open Radio that he is worried she might catch heat for his “brass ring” promo:
“Absolutely. At the same time, they should be professional and treat it as it is. It’s nothing personal, it’s a business. Hopefully, they treat it like that. I hope that it won’t hurt her. I pray everything will be fine and we should move on.”
It’s probably why Miro was also sure to make it clear in the same interview that he doesn’t plan to make a habit of dogging his old bosses:
“You gather feelings over the years. I’m usually positive and I never like to talk bad about anybody just because we’ve all done bad stuff, but there’s a certain time where you’ve put all your heart and story into certain things and you don’t feel like it’s coming to fruition for one reason or another. It was so disheartening over the years, so I have to — thanks to Chris [Jericho].
“I told him my idea and he said, ‘You should say about the brass ring.’ I was like, ‘Whoa, do I ask for forgiveness after?’ He was like, ‘No, you don’t have to ask for anything, you just do it. It’s a good promo.’ I was so shocked because it’s a different style. It was important for me to say because I meant all of these things. I needed to do one second to express my frustrations over the past ten years, then move on.
“I don’t want to talk about them anymore. I have no bad feelings. I am in a great position and everything was meant to be.”
That’s good to hear, if for no other reason that “ex-WWE guy is angry at WWE” is a played out gimmick at this point.
Transcription via Fightful