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WWE News WWE star, unhappy with his push, reportedly asked to be released

Dale

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Rusev is one of the most popular WWE Superstars on the current roster. In fact, the fans love him so much that he has become one of the top merchandise sellers at live events and on WWEShop.com.

So, it’s baffling to think that he was originally scheduled to be in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal on the WrestleMania Kickoff show instead of being in a featured match on the main card.

Plans changed and he was added to the United States Championship match with Jinder Mahal, Randy Orton and Bobby Roode. It turns out that there might be more to the story on why he was moved. Dave Meltzer reported last week that Rusev was moved to the U.S. title match because of his strong merchandise sales but, reports attributed to PWInsider state that there was talk that he had asked for his release.

I have reached out to people in WWE to get further confirmation on this story but apparently, he was unhappy with how he was being used and that is when WWE made the decision to move him into the U.S. title match.
Very interesting if true..
 

Cwalker

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I don’t get the whole Rusev Day gimmick.

But it’s over. He’s good but if he did ask to be released; I probably wouldn’t miss him.

Edit: And didn’t Meltzer report that Rusev asked for his release like a year ago? Did plans change?
 
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Deezy

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I don’t get the whole Rusev Day gimmick.

But it’s over. He’s good but if he did ask to be released; I probably wouldn’t miss him.

Edit: And didn’t Meltzer report that Rusev asked for his release like a year ago? Did plans change?
Plans always change....
 
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Drew

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Think he got put in the US title match for this reason.

He might win it. He’s pretty over. Doubt they give it to Jinder. Orton is taking a break I’ve heard and Roode should be in the main event as a heel chasing the title imo.
 

Keith

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I don't think he's going over at Mania. Think they'll hope that putting him on the main card and making him look strong will be enough to keep him happy.

Losing him I think would be a blow as there are a lack of over talent right now. Rusev isn't the finished article yet, but could go far given time.