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When Rusev first stepped foot in WWE, he immediately became one of the strongest competitors on the roster. A highly touted 2012 Olympic prospect for his country’s powerlifting team; this monstrous athlete eschewed the weight room for the squared circle.
Despite his superior strength, Rusev is not simply a mound of muscle. This 300-plus-pound powerhouse displays uncanny agility and skill for a man of his stature. With training in sumo and Muay Thai, Rusev’s offensive attack also includes an assortment of imposing kicks and knee strikes. Make no mistake about it — Rusev is a force to be reckoned with.
Making his introduction to the WWE ring as the No. 6 entrant in the 2014 Royal Rumble Match, the monstrous Bulgarian manhandled a number of Superstars. It took the efforts of four men to finally eliminate Rusev from the contest.
After spending weeks — with Social Ambassador Lana by his side — of warning the WWE Universe of his impending dominance, The Super-Athlete made his Raw debut on April 7. Rusev destroyed Zack Ryder in a commanding display of speed and strength, forcing the overmatched Superstar to tap out to his Accolade submission hold.
At Extreme Rules, prior to Rusev crushing R-Truth and Xavier Woods in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match, The Ravishing Russian revealed that the imposing Bulgaria-born Superstar had relocated to Russia to live under the rule of her idol, Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Following the Nov. 3 Raw on WWE Network, the red-hot Rusev captured his first championship when he defeated The Celtic Warrior for the coveted U.S. Title.
At WWE TLC 2014, Rusev successfully defended his United States Championship, forcing Jack Swagger to tap out to his Accolade submission maneuver. The next night on Raw, during Chris Jericho’s “Highlight Reel,” The Super Athlete was confronted by Ryback. The Russian supporter avoided a potential showdown on Raw, but viciously attacked The Big Guy the next night on SuperSmackDown LIVE.
Several competitors have come forward to try to silence Rusev and Lana’s anti-American propaganda, but as these Russian supporters say, “resistance is futile.”