And then Rusev had this to say about it:
"Not many people are willing to do something like this, but we're professionals so, of course, we're used to it," he said. "[Being professional] is what any other actor does, you know, when you're going to step on stage or whatever. This is no different than that. Just because Corey Graves doesn't like it or somebody else it doesn't mean anything. Obviously, the numbers speak for itself, we're the highest-viewed YouTube video in a long, long time. I'm stoked about it. We have fans that are not even fans of WWE that tune in because they like the drama. That's what I don't understand, when you watch Game of Thrones or any of your favourite shows there's always a scandal, there's always things like that. That's why I don't understand why some people are trying to reject that. It's just those super ultra fans in their basement that are trying to reject it, which it is what it is, you know, if you don't like it, you don't have to watch it."
Oh Rusev... you have that all wrong! Everything about this entire charade is terrible. I understand the entire cheating and maybe cuck-angle to it (at some point!) but damn it all seems way too gimmicky. Also, the entire lip-lock segments between Mr.Bull Ashley and Lana is so cring-y! Just distasteful, garbage story angles as is now so expected from WWE. The entire show seems such a drag.