• 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