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U.S. champion Rusev and Lana were interviewed on BCSN TV in Ohio previewing tonight’s Smackdown TV taping in Toledo.
Notably, Rusev said he’s ready for new opposition for the U.S. Title after defeating Titus O’Neil Monday night on Raw.
“I defeat Titus, who was dressed like a clown, in about five minutes,” Rusev deadpanned in his broken English to interviewer Brandon Arroyo. “If he’s the best that USA can throw at me, just throw something else. Throw a Canadian, throw a European, whatever it is.”
Lana, who drifted in and out of her Russian TV accent throughout the interview, revealed their wedding dates – July 29 and September 2. Both will be part of the upcoming “Total Divas” season.
At the end of the interview, Rusev threw out a challenge to NBA star Kevin Love, who did his own wrestling celebration after bringing a title back to Ohio winning the NBA Title with the Cavaliers.
Rusev said he could beat Love on the court, and he claimed that he entered his name in the next NBA Celebrity All-Star Game.
“I actually have put in my submission for the Celebrity All-Star Game coming this year, for NBA. So, you can expect to see me full-on basketball mode,” Rusev said.