Following his “major” win over Randy Orton last week, Rusev was honored during The Pride of Bulgaria Celebration on SmackDown LIVE. Aiden English, the man who assisted him in victory last week, introduced The Super Athlete, and Rusev proudly walked to the ring as the Bulgarian National Anthem was sung by The Drama King himself.
The Bulgarian Brute ascended a podium as The Mozart of Mayhem gave the floor to the Mayor of Rusev’s hometown, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The Mayor of Plovdiv stressed how great it was for Rusev to defeat Orton and declared that Sept. 26 was now officially Rusev Day.
The celebration went on to feature Rusev replaying his victory over The Viper and being awarded the key to the city of Plovdiv. However, when English began singing an original song for The Bulgarian Brute, the party was crashed by The Apex Predator, who slithered into the ring and dropped both English and Bulgaria’s “great protector” with wicked RKOs.