This past Tuesday night on Smackdown Live was one of the happiest Rusev Days that the WWE Universe has been able to celebrate. In case you missed it, Handsome Rusev picked up the victory in a 5-man gauntlet match that was to determine who would face #AJStyles for the #WWEChampionship at Extreme Rules. This was the moment every Rusev fan has been waiting for!
I’m trying to find a word that describes how excited I am to see this match. It’s great to see Rusev finally getting an opportunity at a world title. Regardless of whether he wins or not, it’s clear that #WWE is actually catching on to the fact that fans really want to see Rusev in this spotlight.
Of course I would love to see Rusev win more than anything, but if they plan on creating a properly intriguing storyline, then I wouldn’t mind it if Rusev loses the first match. You could have Rusev lose in a way that isn’t clean at #ExtremeRules, and then set up for his ultimate victory at #SummerSlam in August.
I am also very much looking forward to how they use supporting characters in this storyline, such as #AidenEnglish and Lana. They already planted some seeds a few weeks ago when they had Lana make a remark about how Rusev needs to lose any dead weight holding him down. Imagine if this all leads to Rusev vs. English for the WWE Championship! Who would have ever thought that would be a possibility?
Styles and Rusev have faced off before, but I’m sure the two will put on a hell of a show on July 15th. We already know Styles can produce an incredible match with just about anybody, and Rusev can keep up with the best of them. #Rusev is a phenomenal athlete in his own right, so he should have no problem giving AJ a run for his money.
All I hope for is that at the end of the day we see Rusev hold that championship gold high! Fans want it, I know Rusev wants it; it’s something everyone has been waiting so incredibly long for. He’s just such a loveable character and person; you can’t help but cheer for him and want to see him succeed!
Rusev Day will be running wild at #ExtremeRules, which funnily enough, falls on #RusevDay this year! When it’s all said and done, if we’ve seen some entertaining wrestling, then I will be a happy camper. But there’s no denying that that feeling will be escalated exponentially if Rusev claims victory over AJ Styles!