Rusev recently spoke with the Gorilla Position. Here are the highlights.
“Every time people are like, ‘oh you should be more serious like this and you’re a monster’… When you look at Kurt Angle, he always did the funny stuff,” Rusev said. “[Angle] steps in the ring and he’ll kick your ass twice and that’s why I was like, ‘that can be me, I can do fun stuff because that’s what I wanna do,'” Rusev said to Gorilla Position.
“At the same time in the ring, I can beat you so hard that you’ll never want to show up again. So that’s what I wanna do and that’s what I’ve been doing and I guess it’s worth it.”
“Hogan,” Rusev said with a smile. “He’s back in the Hall Of Fame. Yeah, Hogan, man he’s the guy I started watching wrestling because of him and I came to America because of him so I could be a professional wrestler so definitely Hogan.
“I talked to him a couple weeks ago about some different stories about matches with Warrior and WrestleMania with The Rock in Toronto and yeah. He knows so much and he has so much experience with so many stories to tell.”