Rusev is the wildcard among the four. He was only recently added to the title match, and he has another chance to become a three-time United States Champion. Despite the late addition, it’s not hard to see why he is now one of the favorites to win the match.
Rusev’s been riding a tidal wave of popularity since last November. Who’d have thought that a lackluster feud with Randy Orton would skyrocket the Bulgarian’s popularity? Now there are shirts, calendars, and greeting cards for Rusev Day. He is printing money right now. Heck, at one point, the shirts were sold out. It’s almost impressive.
Rusev is easily the second most over man in this match, which means he’s got a good chance of winning. After competitive showings against the likes of AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura, maybe it’s time for Rusev to reassert his dominance over Smackdown’s midcard.
Rusev’s Chances of Winning: 40%