Several fans have asked about the rumors suggesting that Rusev will be turning on Aiden English. The only thing we know is that the turn is coming and it’s going to happen soon, perhaps as soon as the Money In The Bank pay-per-view. The idea is to have Rusev go back to the ruthless heel character that he played during his early days on the main roster. He is technically still a heel but fans are treating him as a babyface. The turn on English will be the end of the “Rusev Day” references.
It appears that Lana’s days in the ring could be coming to an end soon if she is going to be paired as Rusev’s manager/valet again. She is scheduled to take on Billie Kay on Tuesday night’s Smackdown Live. The winner of that match will qualify for the women’s Money In The Bank Ladder match.
In other Smackdown news, the show drew 2.298 million viewers this week. That is up slightly from last week’s 2.293 million viewers. The show was up against a new episode of Roseanne and the NBC Playoffs (Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics). The game drew 8 million viewers and was the most-watched show on cable.