It was announced during the latest episode of SmackDown Live that Rusev is added to the announced Triple Threat United States Championship match at WrestleMania.
This announcement made many wonder if this was the plan all along or if the company had different plans for the Bulgarian Brute and altered them later.
In the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, it was reported that this wasn’t the original plan and Rusev was previously pencilled to be part of Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
However, the increased sales of his merchandise in the past few months and the popularity of the Rusev Day chants attributed in the company changing their plans.
Rusev along with Jinder Mahal and Bobby Roode will now challenge the United States Champion Randy Orton for his title at WrestleMania 34 on April 8th.