Rusev makes unfortunate history at Fastlane
Rusev teamed with Shinsuke Nakamura last night to take on Big E and Xavier Woods as part of the kick off show for Fastlane, but the two former rivals came up short to The New Day.
Rusev is a former United States Champion, but he hasn’t had a good run of form on pay-per-view over the past few years, which could be why he officially made history at last night’s show when he equalled The Great Khali‘s record for the longest losing streak on pay-per-view in WWE history.
Rusev’s loss was his 17th consecutive defeat on pay-per-view dating all the way back to 2017. The Bulgarian Brute once had an undefeated streak in WWE and has complained openly about his recent direction but it appears that it has fallen on deaf ears.
Harlem Heat in the WWE Hall of Fame
It was announced earlier today that Harlem Heat were the latest inductees in the WWE Hall of Fame, making Booker T only the third WWE superstar to be added to the Hall of Fame class more than once.
Ric Flair is already a two-time Hall of Famer, while Shawn Michaels will go in a second time this year along with D-Generation X and Booker T will also be added for a second time.
Harlem Heat were seen as one of the best tag teams in WCW history, but this induction is seen as noteworthy because of the fact that Stevie Ray and Booker T never actually worked together in WWE.
Booker T recently reacted to the induction as part of an interview with USA Today:
“It was surprising, actually, I guess because one reason, my brother and I, we never actually wrestled in the WWE. My brother took a step aside at that point in time because he had a daughter, and he wanted to see her grow up and see her go to college. He got a chance to do that. But our career in WCW was awesome,” he said via Cagesideseats.com