15 HUGE WWE SummerSlam 2018 Predictions You Need To Know
14. End Of Days
Back in December 2017, Rusev and Aiden English were so popular as a 'Rusev Day' double act that Clash Of Champions seemed perfectly placed for an audible to be called. Thunderous, thunderous cheers greeted the pair. Enough so, that when Rusev and English didn't win the SmackDown Live! Tag Team titles at the December show, it looked designed to position him as a Daniel Bryan-esque underdog hero.
Until he was suddenly a heel in time for February's Fastlane battle with Shinsuke Nakamura. And then a babyface again by WrestleMania's Unite States Title clash. And a heel again in time for his Money In The Bank loss to AJ Styles. The connective tissue between these outings? He lost them all.
WWE got the real Bryan back shortly before the 'Show Of Shows', and the already-fragile 'Bulgarian Brute' was demoted to the utility role he's tried desperately to escape for several years. The stench of mediocrity may have overwhelmed the Rusev Day meme, but Andrade Almas and Zelina Vega somehow remain box-fresh. It's not the night for Rusev Day, and it might never be again if teases of their demise hold firm. Almas and Vega shouldn't be on the pre-show next year, either.
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