According to Rusev, he doesn’t know what the word “elated” means. Here’s a word the former United States Champion will understand: Rematch.
The Bulgarian Brute is set for a third go-round against Randy Orton at WWE Hell in a Cell after a pair of lopsided contests left the two Superstars tied at one win apiece. Orton defeated his nemesis so quickly in their first match, at SummerSlam, that Rusev’s own countrymen in Bulgaria treated him as a disgrace when he returned home. The Super Athlete countered by attacking Orton after he’d already competed in a long match against Aiden English, notching a swift victory of his own against the exhausted Superstar after The Drama King interfered.
The win was enough to earn Rusev the key to his home city and a celebration in his name, but The Viper rained all over the Rusev Day parade, attacking The Bulgarian Brute with an RKO and offering The Super Athlete a chance to face him one-on-one at WWE Hell in a Cell. Rusev is out to reclaim his pride, but what Orton has in store for him may well be a challenge beyond his comprehension.
Tune in to WWE Hell in a Cell to see who wins the grudge match, streaming live tonight at 8 ET/ 5 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.