I guess he wasn’t a fan. There are a lot of wrestlers who seem ready to break through to the next level in WWE but for some reason it just doesn’t connect. WWE has a lot of talented people but for one reason or another, they can’t move up to the next level. That was the case more than once for a rather talented wrestler who is no longer with the company. So what did Vince McMahon see that we didn’t see?
Earlier this year, several WWE wrestlers were released from their contracts and one of the biggest names included was Rusev, who now goes by a shortened version of his first name as Miro. In late 2017, Rusev began declaring every day as Rusev Day, which turned into one of the most popular catchphrases in all of WWE. However, Rusev never broke through to the next level and now we know a little more about why.
Rusev recently appeared on The Ryback Show and spoke about a discussion he had with McMahon about the Rusev Day chants. When Rusev mentioned the fans cheering for him and enjoying the Rusev Day concept, McMahon told him to ignore the fans and not smile, as the fans were only mocking what him with the Rusev Day chants. After being released from WWE in April, Rusev has started a Twitch streaming channel and suggested that he has retired from wrestling.
Rusev Day had legs. Check out some of its better moments:
Opinion: Can you blame Rusev for being annoyed at this? Rusev Day was an idea that was seemingly getting over very strong, including a heck of a reaction at WrestleMania 34. Instead of running with it and giving Rusev a serious push, he was downgraded over and over again. Why would WWE want to do something like this when they have something handed to them like this? Can you blame Rusev for wanting to be gone?
What did you think of Rusev Day? Will Rusev wrestle again? Let us know in the comments below.
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