Rusev discusses WWE's recent trip to Saudi Arabia.
WWE's trip to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel on Oct. 31 didn't end so well for many talents as they were stranded in the country due to mechanical issues with the plane. Rusev, who was one of the superstars who spent an extra 24+ hours in Saudi, sent a tweet asking for "all the prayers," which increased worry among fans. Speaking to The Sun, Rusev explained his tweet and the situation.
"The frustration just grew by each hour and me asking for prayers is nothing new," he said. "My father is a pastor, I'm a believer in God, Jesus Christ, our saviour, so I always ask for prayers just because I wanted to go home, not because we were held hostage. I don't think anyone in their rightful mind is going to hold 170 people, American citizens, hostage, I don't think that'll reflect well anywhere."
When asked if he would go back to Saudi, Rusev replied, "I make a lot of money, I will definitely go back. I love it, I love every single trip that we do there, I love how we break barriers with women wrestling there and Lana being able to go. I think it's a great victory for the company, not just for that, but to open new doors and new opportunities to develop further, it's just amazing. It's a great opportunity for us to be ambassadors for entertainers."
Rusev was victorious at Crown Jewel, picking up a win as part of Team Hogan against Team Flair. You can find more on the travel issues in Saudi Arabia by clicking here.