PWInsider reports that Rusev is backstage for tonight’s SmackDown taping in Dayton, Ohio.
While the the website claimed over the weekend that he would be returning to WWE television, they can no longer confirm those are the plans.
Considering that the SmackDown brand just had a pay-per-view on Sunday, many would suggest that the chances of him returning are very high. WWE normally kicks off or follows up to feuds after most pay-per-view events, so now would be the time for Rusev to inject himself into some sort of storyline.
Rusev had been out since March following shoulder surgery and was recently cleared to return to action.