5 possible storylines for Rusev's return to WWE
The Bulgarian Brute Rusev had been missing from WWE TV lately but recently it has been revealed that the former United States Champion had asked for time off TV. He is rumored to return soon to SmackDown Live.
Rusev had become a member of the tag team division of SmackDown Live after he joined forces with Shinsuke Nakamura before WrestleMania 35. The duo even challenged for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship at the Show of Shows but unfortunately, they could not capture the titles.
The Super Athlete was a part of the 50-man Battle Royal which took place at Super Showdown but, his last appearance on SmackDown Live came way back on 16th April when he teamed up with Cesaro and Nakamura in a losing effort against Kevin Owens, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods.
He was not a part of any storyline in April but here are the 5 ways WWE can book him once he returns to SmackDown Live.
#5 Challenge for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship with Shinsuke Nakamura
It is no secret that the SmackDown tag team division is in shambles at the moment. The fact that WWE had to involve the B Team in a #1 contender's match last week solidifies the above statement. Daniel Bryan and Rowan are the favorites to retain their titles this Sunday against Heavy Machinery. So, the Planet's Champions will be in need of new challengers.
Rusev and Nakamura can perfectly fit in this role as both were popular babyfaces once. Though they portrayed heel characters in their last match, the WWE Universe won't mind if WWE turns them face without giving any reason. The blue brand's tag team division needs a face tag team and Rusev and Nakamura are the best candidates for that position.