WWE announced on last week’s episode of SmackDown Live that Rusev would be returning on tonight’s show. For those who watched the show tonight would have noticed that he never appeared despite being advertised in their 5-point preview on WWE.com earlier today.
Rusev revealed on Twitter that he was at the Nashville Predators’ NHL game instead.
— Rusev The Ruler (@RusevBUL) May 17, 2017
It’s very possible that he is using that excuse as part of storyline. We will keep you updated.