“I love how AEW acknowledges all of pro wrestling” – Matt Hardy takes a dig at WWE for not tagging Miro, formerly known as Rusev, on their post.
The WWE has this habit of existing on its own plane. Very rarely do they acknowledge wrestling outside of their promotion. CEO Vince McMahon believes doing so would be akin to giving free exposure to the competition. So the promotion continues to pretend that there aren’t any other wrestling companies out there.
When Mickey James returned to the WWE, the commentators repeatedly spoke of how agile she was despite not being in the ring for so many years. However, James had never stopped wrestling. The only time they seem to bring their past achievements is when they’ve done exceptionally well or fits their narrative.
For instance, while the WWE rarely speaks of AJ Styles’ TNA past, they made it a point to mention that he was a former IWGP Champion. The WWE also does not acknowledge Kurt Angle’s time at TNA. However, McIntyre’s comeback story, which involves wrestling in several promotions in the UK and USA, has been embraced with open arms.
Matt Hardy takes a dig at WWE for not tagging Miro on their post
The WWE were at it once again when they uploaded an old match featuring Roman Reigns and Miro on their social media. While Reigns’ was tagged, Miro, who was known as Rusev back then, wasn’t. Miro cheekily responded to the post asking to be tagged.
— Miro (@ToBeMiro) September 4, 2020
To be fair to the WWE though, Rusev was a character they created to exist within their fictional universe. Miro on the other hand, is not their talent anymore. Whether they want to endorse his social media on their account is on their discretion.
This however, didn’t stop a fan from finding a pattern in how the WWE dealt with their ex-talents. He tagged Matt Hardy who compared his former employees to his present in the way they deal and interact with the rest of the wrestling world.
“WWE social media folks aren’t allowed to mention talent like @ToBeMiro, because they now only exist in the entire professional wrestling universe, as opposed to solely @WWE. It’s just their policy,” he wrote. “I love how @AEWrestling acknowledges all of pro wrestling, competition or not.”
WWE social media folks aren’t allowed to mention talent like @ToBeMiro, because they now only exist in the entire professional wrestling universe, as opposed to solely @WWE. It’s just their policy. I love how @AEWrestling acknowledges all of pro wrestling, competition or not.. https://t.co/D0GzTIFiBI
— MATTHEW HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) September 4, 2020
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