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Major backlash on Rusev after denial to compete against The Undertaker

Posted By: Raja
Rusev & Lana (image courtesy TMZ Youtube)

Bengaluru, April 15: The WWE Universe received a major surprise when The Undertaker vs. Rusev was canceled at Greatest Royal Rumble event. It was initially scheduled in a 'casket match’ capacity on April 27th. But, later, Chris Jericho replaced the latter one to face the Phenome at the WWE Network exclusive event in Saudi Arabia

Rusev was on a rant about this match ever since the announcement. At a time when 'Rusev Day’ has become outrageous, he might be unwilling to digest a loss at the hands of the Deadman that would create negative effects on his career. His cryptic tweets were indications that The Undertaker was going to crush him just like John Cena at this year’s Wrestlemania.

So, the general logic suggests that Rusev was removed from the Greatest Royal Rumble match due to the backstage heat he is dealing with for his negative reactions on this match. Most of the superstars literally pledge to share the ring with the greatest performer of this generation, at least once in his lifetime.

But, Rusev not only denied it but passed blasting comments during an interview. TMZ Sports caught up with him when he went a bit further while speaking about The Phenome. These were his comments,

“I am obviously going to crush him. The only thing that is a little bit worrying me is it’s a Casket Match. I have never had a Casket Match before… I have never been buried before. So you know he’s got an advantage there but then again it’s Rusev Day bro.”

Later, TMZ promoted this video with a tweet where it was mentioned: “crush his a$$”. It was noticed by Michelle McCool who reacted on her Twitter account in a negative way, as well. Although the former US Champion did not utter those words in the conversation with TMZ, he did say that Undertaker is past his prime and he can even retire him.

This is why WWE officials forced Lana to send out a tweet to show this whole angle in a storyline perspective. But, there’s no way that the couple can escape from a backstage heat. A proof is that the Rusev Day chants from this week’s Smackdown Live were edited with 'AJ Styles’ chants from Paige’s promo segment. We can only hope this burning issue does not affect a young career of Rusev.

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    Story first published: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 12:58 [IST]
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