17. Rusev Issues Statement On Why He Missed SmackDown Live
As we noted before, Rusev was scheduled to make an appearance on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live. Below is the announcement from WWE that was made last week:
Rusev comes to SmackDown LIVE next week for an answer to his WWE Championship demands
Rusev is coming to SmackDown LIVE next week, and he’s looking for an answer to his demands for a WWE Championship Match.
The Bulgarian Brute was sent to Team Blue in the Superstar Shake-up but has yet to be seen in competition on Tuesday nights. Rusev sent a video to the blue brand, explaining that he does not like SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan and Commissioner Shane McMahon.
Because of his opposition to the Shake-up, the bruiser is refusing to compete on SmackDown LIVE unless he receives a WWE Championship Match at Money in the Bank on June 18. Rusev has promised to pack his backs and return to Bulgaria if he does not get this opportunity.
Since issuing his ultimatum, The Bulgarian Brute has yet to receive an answer. Rusev posted a video on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon addressing McMahon.
“I don’t like being ignored,” he said. “That’s even more disrespectful than turning me down.”
The former United States Champion will not be ignored any longer.
“I want an answer,” Rusev declared. “And I’ll get one when I come to SmackDown LIVE next week.”
Will The Bulgarian Brute get the answer he’s looking for?
However, Rusev didn’t appear on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live. Below is what the former two time United States Champion tweeted about this:
— Rusev The Ruler (@RusevBUL) May 17, 2017