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WWE News: Rusev reacts to his big win against Daniel Bryan on SmackDown Live

647   //    10 May 2018, 00:50 IST

Rusev takes it to Daniel Bryan in the MITB qualifying match this week on SmackDown Live...

What's the story?

Rusev and Daniel Bryan faced off in the main event of SmackDown Live this week with the winner guaranteeing a spot for themselves in the Money In The Bank Ladder Match.

After what many considered a surprising win, Rusev would take to Twitter to post a couple of messages.

In case you didn't know...

The Money In The Bank Ladder Match made its debut at WrestleMania 21 in 2005. The first winner was Edge who would go on and cash it in at WWE New Year's Revolution the following January against John Cena after he competed in an Elimination Chamber match.

The heart of the matter...

Rusev would post a tweet just after SmackDown Live on Tuesday this week and another one the morning after. Take a look at those tweets below:

There would also be a Rusev Day celebration that was captured backstage and posted on the WWE YouTube account.

Rusev joins Finn Balor, The Miz, and Braun Strowman in the eight-man Money In The Bank Ladder Match.


The Money In The Bank pay per view takes place from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois, on June 17th (a little more than five weeks away).

This will be the first time that Rusev has competed in the ladder match for a chance at the briefcase.

His last appearance on the pay per view was in 2016 when he defeated Titus O'Neill to retain the WWE United States Championship.

What's next?

Expect more qualifying matches next week on Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live. Both shows will take place at the 02 Arena in London, England, as the WWE travels overseas once again.

Author's take...

That was definitely the biggest win for Rusev in a long time. Rusev Day has been one of the biggest things going in the WWE currently, and it was amazing to see that Rusev was getting 50/50 chants with Bryan in the main event last night.

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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