|HANDSOME RUSEV COMING BACK|
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However, Rusev finally received that medical clearance, as reported by Ryan Satin at Pro Wrestling Sheet. What that means for the near future is uncertain, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if Handsome RuRu got himself an appearance on the show, either seconding/interfering on behalf of Lana in the Women's Championship Match, or inserting himself in the Men's Money in the Bank ladder match and competing. I saw some rumors floating around that the initial plans were for Rusev to wrestle Shane McMahon at SummerSlam. I'm not sure if they're still on the table, and I don't want to see any McMahon, blood-related or by marriage wrestle any matches anymore, but at least it'd be something important for the Bulgarian Brute.
Rusev remains one of WWE's biggest risks to be a missed opportunity. The guy is the complete package, a charming, charismatic speaker who can work many styles and at least get the hardcore engagement to sustain a career as a gatekeeper in the upper midcard. I hope this restart to his career is more successful than prior ones, because the dude is a workhorse.