Rusev was born on 25-12-1985 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He is a Bulgarian wrestler, powerlifter & rower.
|Real Name||Miroslav Barnyashev|
|Nickname||The Bulgarian Brute|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Billed Height||in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’
|Real Height||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 10”
|Eye Colour||Light Brown|
|WWE Debut||NXT: 30 May 2013
WWE (Main Roster): 26 January 2014 (At Royal Rumble)
|Slam/Finishing move||Savate Kick/Super Kick
|Achievements (Main ones)||• WWE United States Championship (2 time)
• Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Most Improved Wrestler of the year in 2014
• Ranked No. 8 among the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2015
|Date of Birth||25 December 1985|
|Age (as in 2018)||33 Years|
|Birthplace||Plovdiv, Plovdiv, People’s Republic of Bulgaria|
|Hometown||Plovdiv, Plovdiv, People’s Republic of Bulgaria|
|Family||Mother– Slavka Barnyasheva
Father– Name Not Known
Brother– Name Not Known
|Controversies||At WWE, Rusev plays the character of a Bulgarian/Russian national, who has a lot of hatred for America and its citizens. Time and again, Rusev has delivered promos in which he is seen insulting the American Flag, thus in turn hurting the sentiments of the country’s citizens.|
|Favorite Football Club||Real Madrid|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Catherine Joy Perry AKA Lana, Rusev’s Manager in WWE|
|Wife||Catherine Joy Perry AKA Lana (Married 2016)|
Interesting Facts About Rusev
- Does Rusev drink alcohol? Yes
- When Rusev grew up, he attended a sports school. He is a hardcore football fan.
- Rusev began his professional wrestling career when trained at the Knokx Wrestling Valley, where he was trained by none other than the WWE Attitude Era superstars, Rikishi
- Rusev is the first Bulgarian to fight for the WWE.
- Rusev was signed by WWE in 2011 and assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (now NXT) for his development / training phase. Rusev suffered a broken neck while wrestling in a match at FCW, temporarily paralyzing his left arm. Rusev then traveled to Thailand for rehabilitation where he also studied martial arts Muay Thai.
- Interestingly, Rusev’s manager and wife Lana, who portrays a Russian woman on WWE television, is actually an American.
- Rusev held the US Championship for 146 days before losing to John Cenaat Wrestlemania 31.