It was also reported that Miro is recently under a new contract with the company. Miro said that his first deal with the company was short and at a discount due to the nature of COVID-19, but now the new deal is “Redeemer” money instead of “Twitch guy” money. They’re paying for a dominant force now and that first deal was short to see what he was capable of. The talks with AEW went well and they now have him long-term.
Miro mentioned how back in 2021, he tweaked his hamstring and was just planning to take a little time off, but he aggravated it during a match with Orange Cassidy and that set him back a bit further. He was ready to return around January 2022 but noted to Fightful how hard it is to get back in the AEW now as they have such a surplus of aforementioned talent.
The former TNT Champion made his return to the company on the June 1 episode of “Dynamite” where he was the one who accepted the open challenge of Johnny Elite (aka John Morrison). Elite kept up with Miro briefly, but it was the once-Bulgarian Brute who got the submission victory over the vet. Miro now finds himself in the tournament for the new All-Atlantic Title.
Miro defeated Ethan Page in a hard-hitting match on the 6/15 episode of AEW “Dynamite” to advance in the tournament. He joins PAC, Malakai Black, and Clark Connors in the four-way fight at AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door to determine the first-ever All-Atlantic Champion. Connors replaces Tomohiro Ishii who originally defeated Connors for that spot, but an injury has caused the Stone Pitbull to relinquish his spot.