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Update on Rusev’s in ring return


It’s been a while since Rusev has stepped foot inside a WWE ring despite the fact that he has been medically cleared to wrestle by WWE doctors weeks ago.

It was also reported that he was backstage for this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, but wasn’t used because the creatives apparently do not have a plan for him in place.

Thankfully it has finally been confirmed that he will be returning to ring this week, though not on the WWE Television.

Rusev is currently being advertised for this Sunday’s SmackDown house show from Everett, WA where he is scheduled to compete in a Triple Threat match against Mojo Rawly and Kevin Owens.

He is also advertised for Monday’s Live Event from Bakersfield, CA where will again compete in a Triple Threat match against Owens and Shinsuke Nakamura.

No word yet on if he will make his televised return the day after Monday on SmackDown Live. We will keep you posted on any further development.



  • ROB-1.

    What happened to his hair? Did Lana scalp him?

  • Will Henderson

    WWE Creative: translation, we have nothing planned for Rusev right now.