Rusev drove from Nashville, TN (his hometown) to the RAW TV tapings in order to prevent his return from leaking. He was kept hidden backstage until it was time for him to come to the ring.
The season finale for USA Network’s “Straight Up Steve Austin” will air tonight following SmackDown! Live. Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Steve heads south to NASCAR country for an unforgettable day at former race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr’s ranch.”