Mike Johnson revealed on the latest installment of PWInsider Elite Audio that he heard that  Rusev asked for his release from WWE before the company put him into the WWE United States Championship match at WrestleMania because he was unhappy with how he was being used. This would explain why he’s been receiving a push on WWE programming.

“I know I heard a month or three weeks ago that Rusev was pushing for a release because he wasn’t happy with how he was being used but I could not confirm that with a second source. So, it’s possible it’s true and I feel it’s interesting that he was sudden added to the match [at WrestleMania].”

While Johnson explained that he could only confirm this report with one source, we have reached out to our sources and hope to find something out soon. We will keep you updated if we receive any other information regarding Rusev asking for his release.

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