“The Redeemer” ended his seventh-month AEW hiatus to face John Morrison on the June 1 edition of Dynamite on TBS.
Miro returned to AEW, cut a promo on God himself, and defeated Johnny Elite on this week’s edition of AEW Dynamite on TBS.
It all went down at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, California on June 1. The segment in which Miro made his long-awaited return began with hometown boy Johnny Elite making his way to the ring ahead of the match with a mystery opponent. The mystery was soon revealed when the man known as “The Redeemer” appeared on the big screen in a pre-taped promo vignette.
In his promo, Miro resumed his war with God and vowed to take God’s home by force … make of that what you will. The Bulgarian’s music started playing after the promo concluded, and Miro made his way to an AEW ring for the first time since last November.
In the ring, Miro made fairly short work of his fellow former WWE Superstar, finishing Johnny off with the brutal Game Over submission maneuver.
Miro has reportedly been nursing a hamstring injury for some time, which explains why he has worked a match since losing to Bryan Danielson at Full Gear on November 13.
According to Fightful Select (subscription required and recommended), Miro injured his hamstring prior to taking a hiatus from in-ring duties, which is why his leg was bandaged up during his last few matches. There was no official word from either Miro or AEW regarding recovery time, but the former TNT Champion appeared in a hype vignette on the Christmas Day (which also happens to be Miro’s birthday) edition of Rampage.
As you might recall, The artist formerly known as Rusev won the TNT Championship after defeating Darby Allin in the main event of the May 12 edition of AEW Dynamite on TNT. Miro plowed through veterans like Lance Archer and demolished upstarts like Dante Martin during his 141-day reign, but lost the title to Sammy Guevara on the September 29 edition of AEW Dynamite.