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WWE Profile - Rusev

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Rusev

  • D.O.B.: Dec. 25, 1985

  • Billed height: 6-foot

  • Billed weight: 304 pounds

  • Billed from: Bulgaria

  • Signature moves: The Accolade

  • Nickname: "The Bulgarian Brute"

  • WWE main roster debut: Jan. 26, 2014

    WWE Accolades

  • 2-time United States Champion; first win on November 3, 2014 (Monday Night Raw)

  • Slammy Award winner

  • Did not lose a singles match by pinfall or submission from April 7, 2014 to March 29, 2015 (WrestleMania 31)

  • Only Bulgarian wrestler in WWE history

    Other Notes

  • Trained by former WWE superstars Gangrel and Hall of Famer, Rikishi

  • Competed in rowing and weightlifting before his career in wrestling

  • Married long-time girlfriend and manager Lana in Aug. 2016.