Aiden English Teases Reuniting With Rusev, Talks Dropped Rusev Day Storyline

Aug 24, 2020 - by Steve Gerweck


Conducted by Wrestling Inc. Managing Editor Nick Hausman

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On if he stays in touch with Miro (aka Rusev):

Oh yeah, we’re buddies. I texted him the other week. We’re not like texting everyday kind of buddies. I’ve always had a great relationship with Miro. I check in with him every now and then.

On possibly reuniting with Rusev outside of WWE:

I mean, I don’t see why not. It depends if we can get him off his Twitch channel. He is hot and heavy now. I mean I’m doing it too, but he is like, man, that is like his full-time gig now. It’s funny you say that because like right after it happened, that day, we both sent texts like man, thanks for the run. See you in the next one and then I texted him. I think I said, ‘Rusev Day independent world tour?’ And he’s like, ‘let’s do it brother.’ So anybody who’s interested, our phones are on as they like to say.

On how he would have booked the end to the Rusev Day storyline:

First of all, we were both fighting to keep it going. I think we could have had a much longer run with it. I thought we could have had a really good go as a full baby-face act because we were kind of teasing that towards the end, and it was working. I thought, hey, we might as well try to get a full run out of it. I know they were calling us heels for a long time, everything like that, but it’s like might as well try because people are into it. So I wish we would have gotten something like that, but if it’s gonna end up, if you’re going to end anything, make it worthwhile, make it go somewhere.

They could have had the opportunity to, I’m going to be selfish here, they could have had an opportunity to make somebody new in me with that kind of split. I was ready for that opportunity, and I was pitching things like that. I’m not talking about an eight-month WrestleMania cage match kind of thing, but I mean we could have gotten a PPV out it. We could have gotten several weeks. You could have built me up. I didn’t mind the story of me trying to drive a wedge between him and his wife.

That’s easy to tell, but there’s so much more nuance you could have done to it, and then we could have had either at least one or a series of matches that would have gladly put him and made him a big babyface star and built me up as this new heel that maybe I could have gone somewhere as well. That’s what I tried to fight for, and that’s what I really would love to see.

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