WWE superstar, Rusev has managed to garner a sizable fan following over the past year. While the big man has always been a strong worker, his gimmick unfortunately does not give him much room to grow.
Anti-American characters usually have an expiry date, as Rusev lost most of his momentum after John Cena beat him for the US title at Wrestlemania 31.
The last few months have been good for the brute though, as chants of ‘Rusev Day’ have started to pick up steam through out the WWE Universe.
But it is also reported that Rusev is looking to leave the company, as he wants to try his luck in some other company.
Rusev has publicly also stated his unhappiness with the WWE management, especially over his WWE ratings in the game.
“Of course not. How can an undefeated Superstar for a whole year, go face John Cena at WrestleMania on a freaking tank, be rated 84? And Sami Zayn, who weighs 180 pounds, shaves his abs in with a razor, can have a higher rating than me? And also, Shane McMahon is what, 84? He wrestles once a year?”
On Enzo Amore’s rating he said:
“He better be 54. (After finding out he’s rated 74) That’s 74 more than he should have. That kid should never wrestle anyways.”
The Big Show’s rating:
“The Big Show’s gotta be more than 84, for sure. (After finding out he’s only 80) What?! Well, yeah (I’m better than The Big Show). But he’s a giant!”
“He has to be about 88. (He’s only an 85) No, don’t tell him that. Sheamy, I’m sorry if you’re watching this, I’m sorry Sheamy. You’re a four-time World Champion and you deserve much better. I still love you.”
Bobby Roode’s rating:
“The robe itself gives you five points. The entrance another two. So he’s gotta be an 82. (After finding out he’s an 85) This is a man who when this game came out, he wasn’t even on the freaking roster. They made an assumption that he’s better than me. Based on working some kids in NXT.”
When asked about Sami Zayn being ranked the same as him, he said:
“Wow. I think it’s a fantastic job by the 2K people of really judging the talent (sarcastically).
“It’s only a video game, but Rusev is obviously taking these ratings a little too seriously. The reality is, he’s a mid-card wrestler who has failed to beat top talent in recent years, thus his rating is justified.