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Rumored Reason Why WWE Decided To Turn Rusev Heel Again

Similar to the fan reaction of Daniel Bryan during the WrestleMania 30 “B-plus player” angle, the advent of “Rusev Day” caused a widespread phenomenon in the world of pro wrestling. Although he started stating the everyday is Rusev Day while being a villain, the fans were still into the fad, and crowds around the world started chanting “Rusev Day” when the Bulgarian Brute came to the ring.
While there were many times where WWE attempted to halt this organic movement, fans continued to give deafening Rusev Day chants in every arena. This level of popularity led to an opportunity to win the United States Championship at WrestleMania 34. Although he was unsuccessful, his popularity led to a WWE Championship opportunity just three months later against AJ Styles at Extreme Rules, but he was once again unsuccessful.
Over the past few months, Rusev has been engaged in a feud against then-United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. Despite a couple of failed attempts, Rusev was able to defeat Nakamura on the December 25, 2018 episode of SmackDown Live, winning the U.S. Championship for the third time in his career.

Unfortunately, for Rusev, he lost the title to Nakamura during the kickoff show of the Royal Rumble.
During the latest episode of SmackDown Live, an odd turn of events occurred. After R-Truth defeated Nakamura to commence his second WWE United States Championship reign, Rusev came out and cut a heel promo on the new champion, challenging him to a match. Following R-Truth’s successful defense, Rusev aligned with his foe, Nakamura, and attacked R-Truth. This heel turn from Rusev was totally unexpected, especially since he has been a very popular name on the SmackDown Live roster.

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To explain why this occurred, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer theorized why WWE decided to make the decision.
“The whole ‘Rusev Day’ wasn’t [WWE’s] idea, though. It was just something that caught on and made him a babyface. I think in their minds, the babyface thing was a short-term thing, and now [it has] run it’s course… he wasn’t that over as a face anymore.”

As seen on SmackDown Live, Rusev was called out by Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson for what they did to R-Truth. Nakamura stepped in and evened out the playing field, stating, “challenged accepted.” Rusev agreed to team with Nakamura, and a match is slated to occur between the two teams.
Please be sure to credit The Floor Seat for any quotes used from this article.


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WWE Announces Major Hall Of Famer Will Host Segment At 'Smackdown 1000'

The list of names set for next week’s huge WWE Smackdown 1,000 special continues to get longer, as one half of The Brothers of Destruction, Kane, is scheduled to appear at the show, reports PWInsider. Kane will be appearing along with The Undertaker, as the team prepares to face the newly reunited DX team of Triple H and Shawn Michaels in a tag team bout at WWE Crown Jewel.
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WWE has since announced that Hall of Famer Edge will be appearing at Smackdown 1,000, and will be hosting a Cutting Edge segment on the show. The WWE.com announcement reads as follows.
The Rated-R Superstar is coming home.
Edge is returning to host a special edition of his talk show “The Cutting Edge” next Tuesday as part of SmackDown’s historic 1000th episode.
The WWE Hall of Famer was responsible for many of the blue brand’s greatest moments, whether it was stepping up as one of the SmackDown’s premiere Superstars after the initial brand split in 2002, his unforgettable Money in the Bank cash-in on The Undertaker or running roughshod over SmackDown with General Manager Vickie Guerrero in his corner.
What will he have to say? Find out when “The Cutting Edge” returns during SmackDown 1000, next Tuesday at 8/7 C on USA Network!
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It was announced on WWE Smackdown this week that in addition to the top names appearing at Smackdown 1,000, Rey Mysterio will be making his full-time return to WWE at the show and will be facing Shinsuke Nakamura in a WWE Crown Jewel World Cup qualifying match. In addition to Rey Mysterio’s appearance at Smackdown 1,000, WWE has announced the high-flyer for the following dates:
October 20th in Hartford, Connecticut
October 21st in Boston, Massachusetts
October 22nd in White Plains, New York
Mysterio will also be joining the WWE crew for its overseas tour in November, and has been confirmed for the following events:
November 3rd in Cardiff, Wales
November 4th in Aberdeen, Scotland
November 5th in Birmingham, England


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