Rusev popped the crowd big time on the Christmas Day episode of SmackDown Live. Winning the WWE United States Championship was both a Christmas and a birthday present for the Bulgarian Brute.
Shinsuke Nakamura still claims the US Title is his own and made his point on the New Year’s Day episode of SmackDown Live. In a backstage interview, Nakamura explained that Rusev Day doesn’t really matter to him.
“Rusev Day? There is no Rusev Day on my calendar. Also, I just want to get in line for the United States Championship.”
It was a short promo as usual, but it was certainly effective. It seems like Rusev will have to shut Shinsuke Nakamura down before he will be able to carry on celebrating Rusev Day as US Champion. It will be interesting to see how long a babyface will hold the US Title.