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WWE News: Edge & Christian on Rusev being 'over'; Aiden English's singing gimmick

Edge and Christian reveal who helped come up with English's gimmick.

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News 08 Jan 2018, 21:20 IST
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Rusev and Aiden English are on a great run atop SmackDown Live
Rusev and Aiden English are on a great run atop SmackDown Live

What’s the story?

On a recent edition of E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness, Edge and Christian opened up on Rusev being ‘over’ in WWE today.

Additionally, Christian revealed how he encouraged Aiden English to sing all the time as a character quirk, and also spoke about potentially handing Rusev down his creative ideas.

In case you didn’t know…

Lately, Rusev started posting and mouthing his ‘Rusev Day’ catchphrase on social media and later on WWE’s television programming.

The ‘Rusev Day’ trend seems to have caught on with the professional wrestling community—with fans and critics alike heaping loads of praise on Rusev and Aiden English for successfully getting the ‘Rusev Day’ catchphrase considerably over the WWE Universe.

The heart of the matter

Edge explained that he recently caught up on his SmackDown Live viewing, and was surprised to see how over Rusev is. Edge stated—

“Rusev, I have not been privy, I guess, to how over he has gotten himself…Yeah, he's doing this thing called Rusev Day and people are going nuts! Yeah, it's a thing, (and) Aiden English sings their promos and it's really entertaining stuff."

Furthermore, Christian recalled that he was impressed with Aiden English when he met the latter at the WWE Performance Center and noticed that the latter sings during his promos. Christian continued that he advised English to sing all the time while portraying his character on-screen and make it as though his entire life were a musical.

Christian added that perhaps it was his advice that resulted in English ramping up his current gimmick. ‘Captain Charisma’ also elucidated that he’d like to bestow his ‘One More Match’ catchphrase on Rusev, as the latter could probably use it as ‘One More Machka’.

What’s next?

Rusev and Aiden English presently compete in the Tag Team Division on SmackDown Live.

‘Rusev Day’ chants can be heard at arenas worldwide, irrespective of whether the Bulgarian Brute is wrestling at a house show or TV taping. He’s also set to compete with a certain Ravishing Superstar at the WWE MMC—details on which can be found right HERE.

Author’s take

Rusev is one of the greatest talents to have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle.

He’s criminally underrated by professional wrestling pundits, however, much like the late-great Eddie Guerrero said—the cream always rises to the top. Here’s hoping big things are in store for Rusev in 2018. 

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