Rusev Talks Rusev Day, Breaking The Mold For Foreign WWE Stars, Favorite Moments, More

Let’s face it: If you’re not aboard the Rusev Day train, you’re in the minority these days. Rusev & English get the largest pops in the arena every Tuesday night, pay per views, and even get cheered on Raw, a show they aren’t even featured on. The phenomenon has even spread to the WWE shop, which has top sellers of Rusev Day shirts and now a Rusev Day calendar (which I’m not ashamed to say I own).

The interviews with WWE’s biggest act keep coming, as we posted one yesterday, but this time it was ESPN who sat down with Rusev to talk about the challenges he’s faced, his favorite moments in WWE, and of course, Rusev Day.

On the success of Rusev Day…

“I had no idea this was going to happen. This was supposed to be a one-time ‘Rusev Day’ thing. I never thought in a million years it was going to be what it is today. It was something we planned to do, but just for one day. But it just caught on fire ever since then. Nobody expected that.”

On being cheered now that he’s been booed for so long…

“I’ve just been enjoying it. I’ve been booed out of the building for the past four years. So finally the people now appreciate me. But I’m just having fun, I’m just doing me. Every bad guy or good guy, we all enjoy the crowd reaction, so I’m just going with it.”

On being a different type of foreign WWE superstar…

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“By far it’s the most fun I’ve had in my career,” Rusev said. “I mean, I loved WrestleMania 31 with the tank — that was amazing, of course. But now I’m showing everybody that you don’t have to be stuck being a foreigner bad guy. Being a foreigner bad guy doesn’t have to be my destiny, and I can be much more than that.”

On his favorite moment since being in WWE…

“The tank entrance at WrestleMania 31 is my favorite moment in WWE. It’s definitely a top five entrance of all time. Everything was just so perfectly executed. I rehearsed it the day before and had no idea it was happening before that. I always wished for years about a tank entrance in wrestling, and I feel like I manifested that at WrestleMania. I had to make sure I didn’t burn my feet somewhere because I was barefoot at the time.”

Source :

ESPN.com