Several WWE members of staff were fired by the company on April 15th. Miro was among them. He got his release three years after he first asked for it. His last match in WWE saw him losing, but that was not the initial plan.
Miro, known as Rusev during his WWE run, was engaged in a feud with Bobby Lashley in a love triangle storyline that involved his wife Lana. Rusev already knew when he was going to be competing in his last match in WWE. However, Vince McMahon suddenly changed plans at the final moment so that he lost the match.
During Talk Is Jericho, Miro talked about the whole experience in detail. Here is what he said:
“I knew the last match I had on TV was my last match. It was me and Humberto Carillo against Garza and Bobby. The match started. We were supposed to go over. Next thing I know, I’m losing. Next thing I know, Garza is beating me. Not even Bobby who was the feud. I already don’t have any wins against these people. It doesn’t matter, I’m a professional and whatever you want to do, that’s what we do. Here comes the finish, a rollup, and the instructions were for him to leave the ring. Next thing you know I see the ref goes to his ear. Next thing you know, Angel goes to the corner and raises his hand while I’m in the ring selling a rollup. I turn around and I see what’s happening.”
“I charged him and beat the f*ck out of him. I saw him there and my eyes turned red because I knew what they were trying to do. I went after him and started clubbing him. He rolled out and I broke Joey Mercury’s rule which is if you are a babyface and you lose, you never raise your hand. I so wanted to stick it to everybody and say I don’t care who wins and loses because I am Miro and I raised my hand. I came to the back and Vince said he was going to give me a bonus because he said, ‘Oh, they tried to bury you out there and you tried to take care of yourself.’ Jericho said, ‘What, they aren’t going to do anything out there without telling him.’ Miro said Vince told him, ‘this is exactly what we wanted to see, very aggressive good stuff’ and that was my last match.”
Miro is currently teaming up with Kip Sabian and is involved in a feud with the Best Friends.