Rusev’s WWE future might be up in the air (he’s allegedly been sidelined because negotations to get him to re-sign aren’t going well), but the Bulgarian Brute still cares about the people who make the sports entertainment machine go.
On Twitter this afternoon, Rusev made a commitment to donate $20,000 to help folks who usually work off-camera for WWE but aren’t working at all due to the pandemic.
In Bulgaria we say “ It’s not a lot but it’s from the heart” I pledge 20,000$ to any of my WWE extended family that are sitting at home without income. WE can’t do it without y’all. Production, security, etc. LOVE YALL.— Miro (@RusevBUL) March 24, 2020
Due to public health guidelines issued to mitigate the impact of the novel coronvirus, WWE is currently only producing shows in Florida with limited personnel. That leaves its usual army of production and logistics workers at home - not to mention all the venue specific staff who’d normally be prepping and running Raw, SmackDown, and house show events.
This will help some folks make ends meet in scary times.
The amount may not be a lot. But Rusev’s gesture is.