Rusev was booked prominently during his run with WWE. Despite being a heel, he managed to get over with the fans. His gimmick Rusev Day was one of the most over gimmicks in the company at the time. Sadly, Vince McMahon didn’t do anything with it, and he was eventually released. You can never say never in pro wrestling.
The Rusev Day gimmick was prematurely scrapped since Vince McMahon didn’t like it. Shortly after that, Rusev lost all his momentum and was released from the company. Rusev would debut for AEW in 2020 under the name Miro, leaving fans to speculate that Rusev Day may be dead once and for all.
During a recent appearance on The Mike Wennmacher Show, Rusev’s wife Lana stated that Rusev Day will never die because she believes that no one is ever gone from the company.
“Rusev Day will never die. It’s always going to be around, the kids are gonna wanna sing it, and I’m sure it will make a return in WWE at some point. You know, Rusev will, whenever he shows back in and whatever freakin’ name or gimmick or character at some point in WWE, it’s going to be iconic… Let’s be honest, we know that everyone always returns back to WWE at some point,” said Lana
Rusev’s career in AEW has followed a similar trajectory as in WWE. He was initially booked strongly, but his stock has dwindled in recent months due to lack of television time. It would be nice to see Rusev re-appear on AEW Dynamite sometime soon. Stay tuned to Ringside News for more coverage of such stories.
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