Rusev came to WWE as the Bulgarian Brute alongside his Ravishing Russian valet Lana. The two have evolved their characters in a big way since debuting, but Rusev doesn’t seem satisfied with their current position on the roster.
While speaking to Chasing Glory, Rusev and Lana got very candid and spoke about their positions in WWE. Rusev is feeling forgotten, but he still wants to see himself in the WrestleMania picture.
“I always wanna see myself on the [WrestleMania] card and I picture myself there. But again, [laughs] it’s not I like it, don’t get me wrong. I hate it. I hate seeing that because we came so strong and we were so featured. But I feel like the more you hang around, the more you’re forgotten. It doesn’t matter how good you are. I think I’m good. I always think I was good.”
Lilian Garcia challenged Rusev and listed guys like John Cena, Roman Reigns, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, and Triple H who stuck around the midcard until breaking out. Perhaps Rusev’s time will eventually come to see his spot in the main event as well. He doesn’t seem too hopeful.
“It doesn’t matter what I do, it always ends up the same thing. This is where [Lana] comes in.”
The Rusev Day gimmick was incredibly over, but WWE put an end to it. Lana is supportive of her husband during his times of doubt. She expanded on how she convinces Rusev to continue the fight.
“I am like ‘No, we’re not going to be forgotten. Absolutely not. We’re gonna fight for our careers, knock on Vince McMahon’s door, we’re gonna fight for it.’ If you do not fight for your career in any area in life, not just WWE, you will be lost.”
Rusev replied saying that he does do everything that he can. Things just don’t seem to be working for him in some regard.
“I am doing everything that I can.”
Lana said that she pushes Rusev to do everything possible to fight for their careers. She said that they pitch everything they can to WWE creative because she wants to know if WWE doesn’t work out then at least they tried everything they could.
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