July 24, 2020 | News | No Comments
It was previously reported as first released during a recent edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Rusev may have been added to the WWE United States Title match at WrestleMania 34 due to the popularity of Rusev Day and their merchandise sales.
According to a recent report by PWInsider, it looks like WWE may have added Rusev to the match because he was unhappy about how he was being used on SmackDown. PWInsider also reports that there was talk about a month ago of Rusev pushing for his release due to how he was being used. A second backstage source was reportedly unable to confirm the rumor to PWInsider, but this could explain why he was moved from the fifth annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal to the US Title match.
Rusev will be facing Jinder Mahal, Bobby Roode and United States Champion Randy Orton in a Fatal 4 Way Match for the United States Title at WrestleMania 34 on Sunday.
This rumor is interesting as Rusev joked about his release back on March 2nd due to a WWE Twitter poll that asked fans about the most memorable move from his career. You can see that exchange below:
We’re narrowed it down; now YOU get to vote! What is the most memorable move of @RusevBUL‘s career? #WAMWednesday
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) February 28, 2018
LOL Am i getting released or something !?! https://t.co/7LlYaLpbwO
— RusevFromRusevDay (@RusevBUL) March 2, 2018