Rusev is the current WWE United States Champion and has had some memorable feuds in the past. Who can forget his great feud with John Cena, which resulted in some awesome matches between the two. Rusev is currently feuding with Shinsuke Nakamura, and it appears as though the feud will continue for the foreseeable future.
Last week, Nakamura accidently hurt Lana and she did not appear on TV this week to sell the angle. Nakamura was called out by Rusev in the ring, but Nakamura lured Rusev backstage where he ambushed him. WWE hasn’t announced an official match between Nakamura and Rusev for The Royal Rumble so far.
The following matches were taped for the next 205 live event: * Noam Dar vs. Tony Nese
* Hideo Itami vs. Cedric Alexander According to the rally held by All Elite Wrestling, Chris Jericho has joined them. That means that Chris Jericho will not sign with the WWE for the foreseeable future and may stay to wrestle for All Elite Wrestling.
It was noted that after Jericho’s move to AEW became official, Jericho was moved to the Alumni section of WWE.com At the Double or Nothing rally, AEW announced their roster and Jericho’s name came up. The Rally was held near the building in which Smackdown Live was taking place.