A new report has suggested that absent AEW star Miro actually was pitched an idea to compete at Full Gear but decided against it.
Since joining AEW in September 2020, Miro has only competed in an AEW ring on 29 occasions. The former TNT Champion has only wrestled four times in 2022 with three of those appearances coming in the month of June. The last time he wrestled for the company was back at All Out in early September when he teamed with Darby Allin & Sting to defeat The House of Black.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that Miro apparently turned down a pitch from Tony Khan that would have seen him compete on the Full Gear card:
“In September, Tony Khan came to Miro and he had this idea which would go to a match on the November pay-per-view (Full Gear). And he (Miro) didn’t want to do it.”
Meltzer continued by referencing what Miro’s wife – the former Lana in WWE – recently said when she commented that “everybody returns back to WWE” and suggests that Tony Khan won’t emphasise talent he thinks are just waiting to return to that company:
“A lot of the people that come from WWE are very leery – obviously Bryan Danielson being the exception – about doing jobs. And then it becomes very difficult to book when you don’t really wanna do programs where you’re gonna lose. But anyway, they went through and now November’s over and now we’re in the new cycle and they were gonna bring him back and try to come up with ideas for him. And they very well may.”
“Then his wife comes in, and says ‘Rusev Day’s gonna come back (to WWE), everybody goes back to WWE.'”
“If I’m Tony Khan at this point, given everything that’s happened, and the wife of one of the wrestlers goes and says, essentially everyone goes back to WWE, it’s kinda like, why waste my time pushing this guy, I’ve got 100 guys on the roster who want to be here, and now you’ve got these guys who wanna be in WWE.”