Miroslav Barnyashev, formerly known as Rusev, revealed which WWE Superstar gave him a black-eye literally days before his real-life wedding with fellow WWE performer Lana during a recent Twitch stream hosted by the pro wrestling veteran.
"The Bulgarian Brute" explains that Cesaro accidentally kneed him in the eye while they were working a WWE non-televised live event overseas about a week before his wedding-day with Lana.
Featured below is an excerpt from Rusev's latest Twitch stream where he told the story:
"We were on an overseas tour and me and [Cesaro] are working. 'Let's go to the ring and shoot in the beginning,' this is what me and [Cesaro] do. We shoot in the beginning and blow ourselves up, then we start working, just so it can be fun. He wanted to give me a frankensteiner from the top and I had never take one. 'Just trust me.' In the middle of the match, we're fighting, and he wanted to give me a frankensteiner. 'I've never done this.' He didn't care [laughs.] I didn't care either because I'm a professional. He jumped, did the move, I take a bump. The next day, me and [Lana] are flying out and we're going to Bulgaria to get married. There was one spot, he wanted to do a step over victory roll. Again, we're just talking in there. He steps in with one foot, goes in with the other and his knee gets me right in the eye. I felt it right away. I sit up, look at [Lana]. First, he's pinning me and I'm like, 'why Cesaro? Why?' He's like, 'What are you talking about?' Big kick-out, look at [Lana] and am like, 'Look what he did to my eye.' She looks at me like, 'Oh my....' It swelled up instantly. We finish the match and she was just giving [Cesaro] the biggest stink-eye. She was super upset because a week from now, we have to take picture and she doesn't want me to have a black eye. I'll always remember [Cesaro] from the wedding because all my pictures in Bulgaria have a black eye. No big deal."
Check out the complete video of Rusev telling the story about Cesaro giving him a black-eye the day before his wedding to Lana below.
Just #ICYMI, #Rusev hosts #Twitch #stream and tells HILARIOUS story about #Cesaro giving him a black-eye at #WWE live event RIGHT before his #wedding: "#Lana Was SUPER Upset" (#VIDEO)
WATCH HERE: https://t.co/CwebtOJZ6F pic.twitter.com/ECPCKsTLS1
— Matt Boone (@MattBoone1984) August 9, 2020
(H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above Rusev quote.)
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