At the moment, Rusev is stuck in a rather laughable storyline on Raw. Rusev’s real-life wife, Lana, is currently cheating on the former United States Champion with Bobby Lashley.
As if this angle couldn’t get any worse, WWE is holding a special “Divorce Court” with Lana and Rusev tonight on Raw. The segment will be hosted by Jerry Lawler.
Former WWE Superstar Ryback has interestingly revealed that Rusev is currently in negotiations with WWE on a recent episode of Ryback TV.
It is unclear why WWE is seemingly burying one of the stars that they are currently trying to convince to re-sign with the company.
“I can tell you for a fact [with] Rusev and that whole angle, he’s in contract negotiations right now. I love Rusev, I talk to him. I think he’s f**king stupid for doing this angle. It’s acting and it’s fake, but they now have control over your character over a really sh*tty angle that could be humiliating if you choose not to re-sign.”
Ryback notes that if Rusev does decide to renew his current WWE deal, the company might start portraying him in a better light:
“He’s going to look horrendous in all of this and they got him. They put him in a sh*tty angle while contract negotiations are going on and if he re-signs, it will probably work itself out and he’s gonna look really good in it and then they’re going to use him for a bit, and then it’s going to go back to what they’ve done. Or he’s going to choose not to re-sign and they are gonna humiliate those two like no other. My opinion but I have seen it done before.”
Please stay tuned to WrestleTalk.com for the latest on Rusev’s contract negotiations with WWE.