Rusev has not exactly been subject to the best booking in WWE as of late and yet again, he is teasing that he will soon be leaving the company.
Although it has quietened down somewhat over the past few weeks, there still seems to be an awful lot of wrestlers who are currently unhappy with their lot in WWE. That has likely been the case for a while, however, for the first time in a while there seems to be a viable option away from the employment of Vince McMahon. All Elite Wrestling. Yes, New Japan and Ring Of Honor have been viable for a while, but AEW feels different.
Some of the names who have departed WWE recently include Tye Dillinger, Hideo Itami, and TJ Perkins. While not every departee will have left for the chance to compete in AEW, you have to imagine some of them are planning too. Renee Young even described her husband Dean Ambrose's departure as leaving for greener pastures. We can't imagine that line went down well with Mr. McMahon.
One Superstar we are frankly pretty shocked to see still competing for WWE is Rusev. Outside of his first year on the main roster, The Bulgarian Brute has been booked pretty poorly throughout his entire tenure. Rusev is not shy about making his feeling known either. He and Lana take thinly veiled shots at WWE on social media all the time. The latest of those happened after this week's SmackDown Live.
You might have seen the last of me too. https://t.co/dwwgywqE6T— All Might Big Rus (@RusevBUL) March 6, 2019
A fan posted a photo of Rusev in the ring from the show on Tuesday night, writing that it was awesome to see him live. Rusev quoted the fan's tweet and replied "you might have seen the last of me too." Hard to imagine how that could have any sort of double meaning. He has teased it a lot in the past but maybe this time Rusev will really leave WWE for greener pastures along with Ambrose.
If WWE lets Rusev go without a fight then it will have been a real missed opportunity on their part. He appears to have everything Mr. McMahon looks for in a top star which is why we are baffled by his floundering in the mid-card. He's big, talented in the ring, and entertaining on the mic despite English not being his first language. If he is not long for WWE, AEW should do all that it can to snap him up right away.