Current AEW star Miro was once known as Rusev in WWE before he was released alongside a number of other stars in WWE’s talent cull back in April.
The former United States Champion has been outspoken since his departure from the company but was finally able to get many things off his chest when he spoke to Chris Jericho on his Talk Is Jericho podcast.
Miro revealed that during the pandemic, he and a few other WWE stars had some meetings about the working environment and talked about their safety and someone leaked that back to WWE.
The former WWE star stated that he knew that he was going to be fired when this was leaked because he was that guy.
“I got a text message the day of. It said, ‘Miro, we need to talk.’ I actually had the feeling, so I wanted to call [Mark] Carano. I was like, should I text him, but I was at the vet. It was like, okay, I’ll take care of the dogs first, and the next thing you know, I got a text message. ‘Hey, we need to talk.’ I knew right away. So I called him. He told me, ‘I’m so sorry,’ and I really lashed out for five minutes. I did lash out because there’s just so much. It was just much over the years.”
“I was getting some of the boys around because we were not okay about how everybody was treated in the pandemic situation. We felt scared to go to work, and once again, it was probably ten of us talking, somebody leaked it to the office. From us 10 people that were talking, somebody leaked it to the office and to the dirt sheets, and once that happened, I knew right away they’re gonna fire me because they’re going to blame it all on me of course because I’m the guy, but it doesn’t matter.”
“They fired me. I lashed out because I think we’re on the path of doing something good because I do want to protect the boys. We all wanted to protect the boys and the girls. That didn’t work out, and that’s why I felt like they cut me underneath because I was just so angry man.”