Rusev recently did an interview on Inside the Ropes discussing his relationship with Vince McMahon, plus the back and forth of him facing the Undertaker in Saudi Arabia.
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
On Vince McMahon Being Supportive of Rusev Day: “How does Vince McMahon feel about Rusev Day? He’s supportive, he’s trying to teach me a lot. You know I’ve never been a good guy so he’s trying to teach me how to — you know what he wants and how he sees things so, yeah he’s been very supportive.”
On Being Removed From The Undertaker Match At Greatest Royal Rumble: “So I was supposed to be in it. Vince told me one time, you know ‘you’re gonna work The Undertaker in Saudi Arabia,’ and I laughed at him because I thought he was joking. I’m like, ‘whatever,’ and he’s like, ‘it’s gonna be a casket match.’ I completely laughed at him and was like, ‘yeah and I’m winning, right?’ He was like, ‘alight I’ll talk to you later.’ He left and I still completely thought it was a joke and there were other people in the room and they thought that I was being an asshole. I was like ‘he was joking with me,’ and he was like, ‘no, it’s booked.’ The next day there was a big advertisement ‘Rusev vs The Undertaker’ I was like, ‘oh my god… what a… so stupid.’”
On Who Was Responsible For Him Being Added Back To Undertaker Match At Greatest Royal Rumble: “Then they took took me out because we’re kinda going a different direction. We’re kinda doing the good guy thing and [McMahon] thought I shouldn’t be buried if I was a good guy. Then he took me out and he put in Jericho. Then The Prince of Saudi Arabia called and said, ‘no.’ He wanted to see Rusev in that match so Jericho was out again and they added me back to it. I was back in the match and the match was great. Just going out there and wrestling a true legend and learning a lot from him it was a great opportunity.”
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