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Why Vince McMahon Didn’t Give Rusev A Main Event Push When “Rusev Day” Got Popular

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• Why Vince McMahon Didn’t Give Rusev A Main Event Push When “Rusev Day” Got Popular

After having a monster heel run, former United States Champion Rusev (Miro in AEW) eventually became a fan favorite.

His “Rusev Day” character, along with Aiden English being his hype man, got over with the fans, but he still didn’t get a main event push and never won the WWE Championship.

According to Road Dogg (who works backstage in WWE), Vince McMahon wasn’t a fan of Aiden and that’s most likely why he didn’t like “Rusev Day”:

“We saw Rusev Day getting over. I honestly don’t know what happened to Rusev Day. One day, we were pushing it and the next day we weren’t.

When I say we weren’t pushing it didn’t go away. It didn’t just disappear. We just weren’t doing anything with it anymore. Every time I would pitch something, it would get shot down. So I don’t know what happened.

I’m not going to say anything because the last time I said something, I got a phone call and I’m not gonna have that happen again. But honestly, I don’t know what went down that all of a sudden we stopped running with it because it was going really well and I think it was getting over.

I don’t know if Vince was a fan of Aiden English. I feel comfortable saying that.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 19, 1998) – WWF Shotgun Saturday Night

On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Shotgun Saturday Night ‘.

It was pre-taped at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1999’ PPV.

This episode was hosted by Michael Cole & Jim Cornette.

Here’s the card:

The Blue Meanie & Duane Gill vs. The Acolytes

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