Rusev has been locked in a feud with his real-life wife Lana and former Champion Bobby Lashley over the past few months which has lead to Lana and Rusev being divorced on WWE TV and The Ravishing Russian then going on to marry Lashley.
Rusev hasn’t come out of the feud looking great at all since he’s lost all of his matches to Lashley and their most recent bout on RAW saw Lana and Lashley team up to face Rusev and Liv Morgan but once again it was Rusev who was speared and pinned down for the three count.
The Bulgarian Brute is being wasted in this storyline, considering the WWE Universe is already aware of what he is capable of, but it appears that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon doesn’t believe so, speaking to Jim Alexander of Reel Talker, Rusev revealed that Vince McMahon recently complimented his acting as part of the storyline.
“Vince pulled me aside and told me this is a great acting performance. I’ve never been complimented on my acting before that”
As part of the same interview, Rusev also opened up about what it’s like to see his wife kissing another man on a weekly basis, which shockingly he doesn’t seem to mind.
“We’re always professional. I don’t think it’s a problem at all, for me, personally. I know it’s not a problem for [Lana]. It’s always about her. People always run to me and ask me, ‘How you feeling?’ Why are you asking me?“Go ask her. She’s the one who has to kiss [Lashley]. I’m not kissing a guy. Kudos to her for being professional. If she didn’t agree to it, we would have done something different. But here we are, a few months in, the hottest angle in WWE”