FORMER WWE star Rusev has hit back at fans criticism of his wedding story lines following his AEW debut.
The three-time US Champion, real name Miroslav Barnyashev, made his shock debut on Dynamite last week after retiring from wrestling.
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After joining WWE in 2010, he spent a decade with the company until he was axed along with a host of others in April due to cost-cutting measures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Bulgarian Brute’s last angle under Vince McMahon saw him have a screen divorce with real life wife Lana, who he wed in 2016.
The 34-year-old exclusively told SunSport last year that he helped set up the storyline that his spouse had an affair with Bobby Lashley.
Yet despite proving a ratings hit online, Lana received death threats for the angle and Rusev was released before earning any type of payback.
If you want to go back and research all the wedding segments that I did, they all have broken all kinds of records, thank you very much
He has now reappeared in AEW as Miro in a different wedding storyline that saw him named as Kip Sabian’s best man for his upcoming nuptials to Penelope Ford.
And the former NXT star was forced to defend his work after he was asked whether he was tired of appearing in “stupid” wedding angles.
On his Twitch Stream, Miro said: “First of all, I have never been in a stupid wedding segment.
“If you want to go back and research all the wedding segments that I did, they all have broken all kinds of records, thank you very much and no, weddings are fun.
“Who gets tired of going to a wedding? I don’t know. I’m not tired of having fun. Are you?”
Lana meanwhile is still under contract at WWE but was separated from on-screen lover Lashley.
She has since been appearing alongside husband Miro on Twitch and revealed the two enjoyed a sexy romp in a tank prior to his WrestleMania 31 match with John Cena.
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