Rusev is getting his hands on Bobby Lashley at WWE TLC this Sunday. They will battle in tables match and during Rusev’s divorce segment with Lana fans chanted “Rusev Day” throughout. It wouldn’t have been that way if Rusev had anything to say about it.
ComicBook recently spoke to Rusev where he admitted that he wanted to “kill” the Rusev Day gimmick after its first run. He doesn’t like repeating things, but fans embraced Rusev Day once again and he can’t fight them wanting to bring it back.
“I feel like it’s real, man. I think it’s organic. After the first Rusev Day run, we did great, and all of a sudden, there was nothing for it for one reason or another. But, and then after that was done, I wanted to kill Rusev Day forever. I wanted to be done, I hate like repeating stuff, right? But at the same time, now the people have embraced it so well that, I mean, I can’t fight it.”
“If that’s what they want, of course I’m gonna give ’em what they want, because I care what they think. And I want them to be happy every time when they see me. When I leave, I want ’em to be like ‘Man, Rusev, Rusev Day.’ So yeah, we’re full on running with it. And I love seeing it, I love all the fan support, and it’s just amazing to see that something can be gone for so long. And with peoples’ love and appreciation they bring it back. And now it’s running wild, brother.”
Now Rusev appears to not only be a babyface once again, but he’s also a single man. Perhaps fans are in for a return for Rusev Day. That run with Rusev Day certainly saw the Bulgarian Brute cashing more royalty checks.