Rusev Reveals New Ring Name

Former WWE superstar Rusev has taken to YouTube to announce the ring name he will be using when he returns to television in the coming weeks.

Despite being one of the most popular superstars on the roster, Rusev was one of a raft of names released in April due to WWE’s ongoing push to cut costs amidst the global Coronavirus pandemic.

With his 90 day no-compete clause due to expire in mid-July, we should see him back on our screens in a matter of weeks.

Thought by many to be the cream of the names released, he will surely have been fielding a number of offers since the release.

Ahead of his impending return to TV, the artist formerly known as Rusev has revealed the name he will be using in future in-ring appearances.

The reveal came on a video on his wife Lana/CJ Perry’s YouTube channel. And that name is…


The name is a shortened version of his real name, Miroslav Barnyashev.

Whilst it might feel unusual for fans (and journalists) for now, let’s hope that the new name marks a new level of success for the Bulgarian grappler.

Happy Miro Day everyone!

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