Nakamura Day vs. Rusev Day
Sometimes when your best friend can’t sing to you about your favorite holiday the only thing left to do is to seek revenge.
The story so far
Apparently Shinsuke Nakamura has a long, storied history of kicking Aiden English directly in the throat. Back when Nakamura was a frenemy with Randy Orton, the pair teamed up against Rusev and English. After a brief back and forth, Orton laid out Rusev with a RKO then Nakamura finished off English with Kinshasa to the neck.
The build to Fastlane
With SmackDown going without Rusev Day for nearly three weeks, Rusev and English were finally booked for a match on the blue brand. In a cruel twist of fate, it was English put into the match, not Rusev, and it was versus the 2018 men’s Royal Rumble winner
Nakamura made quick work of English, winning by a stiff Kinshasa to the throat, and Rusev Day was spent mourning rather than celebrating.
The go-home show
A friend has to do what a friend has to do. With English left unable to sing about Rusev Day, Rusev challenged Nakamura to a match at Fastlane. Not only did Nakamura accept the challenge, he sang about his anticipated victory.
Is Nakamura Day now a thing? Per Rusev, you can’t just go around making up your own holidays. Noted.
Heading into Sunday, despite having the WWE crowd behind him, no matter which city he is in, Rusev has been roaming around aimless for the past couple of months. Maybe if Rusev puts on a great performance Sunday night, he can carve out his own road to WrestleMania?
With a surprising win at the Royal Rumble, Nakamura awaits the winner of Fastlane’s main event to find out who his dance partner will be at WrestleMania 34. A quick win over Rusev on Sunday will only add more momentum to Nakamura’s first big Mania push.
Rusev needs an impressive showing and Shinsuke Nakamura needs a win at Fastlane, will both men get their wish this Sunday night?
Tune into CagesideSeats for full bell-to-bell coverage of the WWE Fastlane this Sunday starting at 7:00 p.m. ET with the Kickoff show leading right on into the main card at 8 p.m. ET.
What day will Sunday be?
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