Rusev Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 33 Years
Wife: Catherine Joy Perry AKA Lana
Hometown: Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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Real NameMiroslav Barnyashev
NicknameThe Bulgarian Brute
ProfessionProfessional Wrestler
Physical Stats & More
Billed Heightin centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’
Real Heightin centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 10”
Eye ColourLight Brown
Hair ColourBlack
WWE DebutNXT: 30 May 2013
WWE (Main Roster): 26 January 2014 (At Royal Rumble)
Slam/Finishing moveSavate Kick/Super Kick
Rusev Super Kick finisher
The Accolade
Rusev Accolade finisher
Achievements (Main ones) • WWE United States Championship (2 time)
• Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Most Improved Wrestler of the year in 2014
• Ranked No. 8 among the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2015
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 December 1985
Age (as in 2018)33 Years
BirthplacePlovdiv, Plovdiv, People's Republic of Bulgaria
Zodiac signCapricorn
HometownPlovdiv, Plovdiv, People's Republic of Bulgaria
FamilyMother- Slavka Barnyasheva
Rusev mother Slavka Barnyasheva
Father- Name Not Known
Rusev father
Brother- Name Not Known
Rusev with Family
Sister- None
HobbiesWatching soccer
ControversiesAt WWE, Rusev plays the character of a Bulgarian/Russian national, who has a lot of hatred for America and its citizens. Time and again, Rusev has delivered promos in which he is seen insulting the American Flag, thus in turn hurting the sentiments of the country's citizens.
Favorite Things
Favorite Football ClubReal Madrid
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsCatherine Joy Perry AKA Lana, Rusev's Manager in WWE
WifeCatherine Joy Perry AKA Lana (Married 2016)
Rusev and wife Lana

Rusev body

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rusev

  • Does Rusev drink alcohol: Yes
  • Rusev attended a sports school while growing up; he is a hardcore soccer fan.
  • Rusev began his professional wrestling career when he became a trainee at the Knokx Wrestling Valley, where he was trained by none other than WWE Attitude Era superstars Rikishi and Gangrel.
  • Rusev is the first Bulgarian to have wrestled for the WWE.
  • Rusev was signed by the WWE in 2011, and was assigned to the Florida Championship Wrestling (now NXT) for his development/training period. While wrestling in a match at FCW, Rusev suffered a broken neck which paralyzed his left arm temporarily. Rusev then travelled to Thailand for his rehabilitation, where he also studied the martial art- Muay Thai.
  • Interestingly, Rusev’s manager and wife, Lana, who portrays a Russian woman on WWE TV, is an American in reality.
  • Rusev held the United States Championship for a period of 146 days, before losing it to John Cena at Wrestlemania 31.