Why Did Rusev Lose So Quickly To Orton?, John Cena Thanks The Internet, WWE-The Rock Trademark

Nick Hausman
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Why Did Rusev Lose So Quickly To Orton?

This past Sunday at SummerSlam Rusev lost to Randy Orton in just nine seconds.

This loss continued Rusev’s losing pay-per-view streak since he hasn’t won atelevised pay-per-view match since defeating Zack Ryder at Battleground in July of 2016. Rusev’s quick loss has sparked a lot of rumors about Rusev’s WWE future.

In the latest issue of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter Dave Meltzer reported that the quick loss was just a way for WWE to kick off their program. The idea is that the first match was a fluke and that Orton winning was due to him needing a victory after his recent lackluster PPV losses to Bray Wyatt and Jinder Mahal.

While WWE didn’t further the Orton – Rusev program on SmackDown Live this past Tuesday night this is the plan going forward. Meltzer also noted that the SummerSlam booking call wasn’t really “anti-Rusev” but rather “a major pro-Orton decision.”

John Cena Thanks The Internet

John Cena has posted the following to Twitter:

WWE Applies For The Rock Trademark

PWInsider.com is reporting that WWE has applied for a new trademark for The Rock for clothing purposes.

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