Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev’s loss against The New Day at Fastlane last night now means that Rusev holds a new record in WWE, but not one he would like to be associated with.
Andrew Feldman of ESPN noted that this means he has lost 17 consecutive pay-per-view matches in a row, tying him with The Great Khali for the worst ever.
Rusev's loss on the WWE Fastlane kickoff show was his 17th straight PPV loss. According to ESPN Stats and Info, that ties the Great Khali for the longest PPV losing streak in WWE history.
— Andrew Feldman (@AFeldmanESPN) March 10, 2019
Rusev’s last pay-per-view victory came all the way back in December 2016 when the ”Bulgarian Brute” defeated Big Cass on the Roadblock: End of the Line pre-show.
During the 17 match run, Rusev lost to the likes of Big Show, John Cena, new tag team partner Shinsuke Nakamura, and even Randy Orton in a ten-second squash match at SummerSlam 2017.
This is certainly one record that Rusev would not like to be associated with. However, the fact he still got over in spite of his shocking win record speaks volume of the immense popularity of the Rusev Day gimmick and the talent that the former United States Champion possesses. It’s just a shame the fans we can see it when WWE cannot.