Alexander Rusev is a professional wrestler from Bulgaria. He is the former United States Champion and he is known for WWE. He is also considered as the first Bulgarian to have wrestled for WWE. He is a retired powerlifter and rower. Known for his massive body, Alexander Rusev was born as Miroslav Barnyashev at the end of 1995 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. As a child, he was enrolled at a sports school and there he was active in rowing and powerlifting.
Personal Life and Data
Rusev is now engaged to C.J. Perry. C.J. Perry is a professional wrestler from United States and she is known in the WWE under the ring name Lana. She is also a model, actress and singer. They are about to get married and be each other loving husband and wife. He is now 30. His nationality is Bulgarian and has mixed ethnicity. After years of rowing and powerlifting, Rusev decided to pursue his career as a wrestler. To be a professional wrestler, he moved to United Stated around 2005. He took his wrestling training at the Knokx Pro Wrestling Academy. On 22nd of November 2008, he made his wrestling debut at the New Wave Pro Wrestling against Aerial Star and he won this debut match. In 2010, he became associated with independent promotion Vendetta Pro Wrestling and then in September 2010, he became the official member of the professional wrestling promotion World Wrestling Entertainment after he signed a contract with them. He began his training at Florida Championship Wrestling and he played his first televised wrestling match in 2011. Within few days, he had a serious injury as he tore anterior cruciate ligament and his meniscus. After six months of rest and rehabilitating, he was back to FCW in the early 2012. On 30th of May 2013, he made his NXT television debut in a battle royal but this match was claimed by Bo Dallas. In 2014, he was named as Most Improved Wrestler of the Year by the Pro Wrestling Illustrated. He has also won WWE United States Championship once. His net worth is unknown.