Rusev is seemingly done wrestling.
Since being released by WWE on April 15, Rusev has started streaming games online through Twitch. He's grown support with the Handsome Chatters and has become a Twitch partner. Now, it looks like this is his full-time profession.
During a Q&A on his Twitch stream, Rusev was asked if he was done wrestling or if he would go back to WWE. He replied, "I'm done. I'm done, man. I'm just enjoying my Twitch. I'm a professional Twitcher, YouTuber, content creator." Later, when someone said Rusev was his favorite wrestler, he said, "I'm not a wrestler anymore. Can I be your favorite streamer?"
Rusev's non-compete clause expired on July 18 and while many who were released in April have appeared on other programs or have hinted at continuing on with wrestling, Rusev has seemed rather content doing Twitch streams regularly.
Later in the stream, someone asked if Rusev had talked with Vince since his release. Rusev replied, "I texted Vince, I haven't talked to him. I texted him, it was a nice conversation."
Rusev has shed his WWE identity since leaving WWE, using his real name Miro on social media and Twitch.
If you use any of the quotes above, please give a h/t and link back to Fightful for the transcription.