Miro

Miro

Personal Information

Full Name Miroslav Barnyashev
Date of Birth December 24, 1984
Nationality Bulgarian
Birth Place Plovdiv, PR Bulgaria
Height 6ft
Weight 304 lb (138 kg)
Theme Song "Redeemer"
Debut November 22, 2008
Nickname Best Man
Family Lana (Wife)

Miro News

Sheamus spotted with top AEW star amidst WWE absence Sheamus spotted with top AEW star amidst WWE absence
Sheamus spotted with top AEW star amidst WWE absence
"He's been probably on the receiving end of a few of those" - WWE legend recalls getting slapped by CJ Perry "He's been probably on the receiving end of a few of those" - WWE legend recalls getting slapped by CJ Perry
"He's been probably on the receiving end of a few of those" - WWE legend recalls getting slapped by CJ Perry
CJ Perry (fka Lana) makes first public appearance since announcing split from Miro CJ Perry (fka Lana) makes first public appearance since announcing split from Miro
CJ Perry (fka Lana) makes first public appearance since announcing split from Miro
Former WWE champion and major name may be "done" with pro wrestling, according to Dutch Mantell Former WWE champion and major name may be "done" with pro wrestling, according to Dutch Mantell
Former WWE champion and major name may be "done" with pro wrestling, according to Dutch Mantell
Was CJ Perry (Lana) romantically involved with any of her on-screen lovers in WWE besides Miro? What we know Was CJ Perry (Lana) romantically involved with any of her on-screen lovers in WWE besides Miro? What we know
Was CJ Perry (Lana) romantically involved with any of her on-screen lovers in WWE besides Miro? What we know

Miro Videos

New Champion crowned; more matches set for Double or Nothing | AEW Dynamite & WWE NXT Review
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New Champion crowned; more matches set for Double or Nothing | AEW Dynamite & WWE NXT Review
Brock Lesnar shows off new look; Why did WWE release Miro? | WWE News Roundup
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Brock Lesnar shows off new look; Why did WWE release Miro? | WWE News Roundup
5 real-life WWE couples who wrestled each other
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5 real-life WWE couples who wrestled each other
Roman Reigns misses his WWE rival; Bayley apologizes | 5 biggest news stories of the day
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Roman Reigns misses his WWE rival; Bayley apologizes | 5 biggest news stories of the day
Why did WWE release so many Superstars? | Dropkick DiSKussions Podcast
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Why did WWE release so many Superstars? | Dropkick DiSKussions Podcast

Miro: A Brief Biography

Miroslav Barnyashevis is a Bulgarian professional wrestler signed with AEW. He is best known for his work with AEW and WWE as Miro and Rusev, respectively. He is a former TNT and United States Champion.


  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Championships and Accomplishments


Professional Wrestling Career


WWE (2010-2020)

Early Years (2010-2013)


Before joining WWE, Barnyashevis moved to the United States and worked on the independent circuit for four years. In 2010, he signed with WWE, where he began working with FCW. After a couple of injuries and time off, Barnyashevis returned to NXT as Rusev and hired Lana as his manager.


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United States Championship and League of Nations (2014-2017)


In 2014, he made his main roster debut at Royal Rumble. After Rumble, they moved him to RAW. In November, he defeated Sheamus to win the United States Championship. At Survivor Series, he joined Team Authority and lost.


In 2015, he began feuding with John Cena. At WrestleMania 31, Rusev lost the title to John Cena. After losing to Cena, Rusev began feuding with Dolph Ziggler. At SummerSlam, Rusev lost to Dolph Ziggler.


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The storyline was dropped as Rusev and Lana announced their engagement. By the end of the year, he joined The League of Nations. At WrestleMania 32, The League of Nations defeated The New Day.


After Mania, Rusev won his second United Championships from Kalisto. In 2016, they drafted him to RAW along with Lana. By the end of the year, he feuded with Roman Reigns and lost the title.


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Rusev Day and Final Feuds (2017-2020)


In 2017, he was moved to SmackDown, where he began teaming up with Aiden English. The duo were called Rusev Day and worked in the tag team division. In 2018, English turned on Rusev and Rusev went back to Lana. In December, he won his third United States Championship.


At Royal Rumble, he lost the title to Shinsuke Nakamura. Rusev spent the next few months teaming up with Nakamura. Later, he was drafted to RAW. After moving to RAW, he began feuding with Bobby Lashley and Lana. In 2020, they released Rusev from his contract.


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AEW (2020-Present)


In 2020, he signed with AEW and teamed up with Kip Sabian. Miro adopted a new character called The Best Man and worked in the tag team division. A year later, Miro turned on Sabian and adopted a new character.


In May, he defeated Darby Allin to win the TNT Championship. During his time as the champion, he adopted the moniker of God's Favorite Champion. After 140 days, he lost the title to Sammy Guevara. He is currently injured and taking time off.


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Championships and Accomplishments


ChampionshipNumber of Times
AEW TNT Championship1
WWE United States Championship3