Happy Rusev Day, everyone! Tonight's SmackDown PPV opened with Shinsuke Nakamura against Rusev (with Aiden English coming out to announce him in a fabulous manner). The match started off well. Rusev and Nakamura are evenly matched, with both taking the lead at various points of the match.
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The audience interaction was just as great, with fans cheering for both Rusev and Nakamura. I'm glad to see Rusev becoming more of a face, thanks in part to the catchy Rusev Day slogan. The two both showed their power and strength exceptionally well, but in the end Nakamura came out on top. The promo between the two men has been incredible, and this will only add fuel to the fire. I can't wait to see how this plays out on Tuesday.