Alexander Rusev Biography

Published On May 17, 2016
Facts of Alexander Rusev
Date of Birth: 1985 , December-25
Birth Nation: Bulgaria
Height: 6 Feet
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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.

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Born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

1985

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.

Took wrestling training at the Knokx Pro Wrestling Academy

2007

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.

Made his debut at the New Wave Pro Wrestling

2008

He was trained by Gangrel and Rikishi. After years of training under them, he finally got chance to play his first wrestling match. 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.

Wrestled his first televised match

2011

After he signed a contract with WWE, 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.

Made his NXT television debut

2013

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. He played his first single match against Dolph Ziggler but he lost this match. 

Made his main roster debut

2014

In the early 2014, he made his main roster debut but he was eliminated by the four wrestlers. He came back on the main roster three months later. He appeared in the Raw on 7th of April and played a match against Zack Ryder. 

Named as Most Improved Wrestler of the Year

2014

Alexander Rusev is a professional wrestler from Bulgaria. In 2014, he was named as Most Improved Wrestler of the Year by the Pro Wrestling Illustrated. In 2015, he got listed in the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500.

Became WWE United States Championship

2014

At the end of 2014, he received his first professional wrestling championship and he went on the win the United States Championship. This made him the first Bulgarian-born champion in WWE history and he received acclaim and praise from Bulgaria. 

Engaged to CJ Perry

2016

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.