Miro Claims He Was Promised WWE WrestleMania Main Event From Bobby Lashley Feud

Current AEW star feels he was 'lied to' by WWE

AEW star Miro (formerly Rusev) was a guest on The Kurt Angle Show recently, discussing a wide range of topics with the WWE Hall of Famer.

One of the subjects they touched on was his polarising feud with Bobby Lashley. This would be Rusev's last major programme before his release in April 2020. 

According to The Bulgarian Brute, he was told by WWE management that his dispute with Lashley would lead to a WrestleMania main event match.

"I was lied to. I was brought up for the spot to have a WrestleMania main event match. That's what I was pitched. I don't think I even made it to WrestleMania. Yeah, and it's not like I didn’t do something they wanted me to, I did everything they wanted. I thought it was still over with the people. 

"I think it started rocky. I don't even know why we started rocky. I expressed my opinion when Maria Kanellis came out and was saying that she's pregnant by somebody or something like that. I told Paul Heyman, I'm like, ‘This is gonna get people confused. People are not gonna like this.’ He did not care. He blamed her for that. ‘She did not word it right or whatnot. They do it in Knoxville, Tennessee, trust me. I love Knoxville, Tennessee. But next week we're in Chicago, whatever. Why don't we save it for Chicago or something? Why do it in front of 2,000 people instead of 20,000?".

The Redeemer also contends that he believes the programme itself was designed to be a rib on him, but that he followed through with creative plans in a professional manner regardless. 

"They made me have this mustache. It was just a whole rib. I think it was a big rib. But at the end of the day, I don't care about rib man, I'm a professional, I'm going to come and I’m going to do my best to my ability to be the best at a certain day. We brought it and people loved it as much as they wanted to hate at home about the story. If you're in the live events, if you're in the arena, the crowd was f*cking on fire every single time.

"That's why I had so much fun with people who are all like, 'Oh, Lana's kissing Bobby'. It’s frickin acting, bro. If you go to Hollywood, nothing else is gonna happen. It's the same thing. So people are trying to guilt-trip me and — cuckold, whatever that word is, I don't even know. Like, you're not even bothering me at all. Not at all".

H/T Fightful

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