Rusev has fans talking after he indicated through social media that he could be leaving WWE soon.
Rusev did so when he recently changed his bio on Twitter, which is an indication that he could become one of the top free agents in all of pro wrestling.
Rusev Indicates Departure?
The bio now reads like this: “soon to be free agent” You can see a screenshot of it here:
It should be noted that he is known to mess around with fans on Twitter. As of this writing, there’s no word yet on if Rusev really is on his way out of WWE.
Back in November, it was confirmed that Rusev’s wife, Lana, had signed a new five-year deal with the company but his contract is slated to expire.
Although there’s no word yet on if he has signed a new deal, the latest reports suggested that Rusev was still in the middle of contract talks with WWE officials. It should also be noted that there’s no confirmation on when his current deal expires.
Last summer there was speculation WWE could extend the length of the contract because of the days that he missed.
If Rusev doesn’t sign a new deal then the belief is that most promotions – AEW, NJPW, ROH, and Impact Wrestling – would be interested in signing him to a deal.
On the flip side, if Rusev does stay with the company then he would likely get a big increase in pay and be under contract for five years as that’s what WWE has been doing with talents who have recently signed new deals.
Over the past few months, Rusev has been in a storyline with Bobby Lashley, who is now aligned and “married” to Lana on television.