Friday, March 1, 2024


Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Miroslav Barnyashev
Height & Weight:
304 Ib

Titles Won:

  • AEW TNT Championship
  • WWE United States Championship (3 times)

Miroslav is a Bulgarian professional wrestler who holds both Bulgarian and American citizenship. He is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he performs under the ring name Miro and is a former AEW TNT Champion. He is also known for his decade-long career in WWE under the ring name Rusev, where he became the first and so far only Bulgarian wrestler to have worked for WWE.

In 2010, Barnyashev signed a contract with WWE and was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), which was rebranded as NXT in 2012 (WWE’s developmental territories). He performed on NXT until 2014, when he and his manager Lana were called to WWE’s main roster. He is a three-time WWE United States Champion. He was released by WWE in April 2020, debuting in AEW as Miro in September of that year.

Notable Matches

vs. Sheamus on Post-Raw show, November 3rd 2014

vs. Big Show at Hell in a Cell 2014

vs. Mark Henry at Night of Champions 2014

vs. John Cena at Fast Lane 2015

Notable Feuds

vs. Big Show

vs. Mark Henry

vs. Jack Swagger

vs. Big E

vs. John Cena