- Born: 12/25/1985 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
- Birthname: Miroslav Barnyashev
- Height & Weight: 6'0", 304 Ib
- AEW TNA Championship
- WWE United States Championship (3 times)
Barnyashev is the only Bulgarian to have wrestled for WWE. Rusev has generally played the character of the villainous foreigner to America since his WWE debut. However, after a storyline began in late 2017 in which he declared every day as “Rusev Day”, he became one of WWE’s most popular wrestlers.
After being released by WWE in April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, Miroslav went on a hiatus from wrestling. Five months later, he made his AEW debut on an episode of Dynamite under the new ring name “Miro”. In May 2021, he defeated Darby Allin on Dynamite to become the AEW TNT Champion.
vs. Sheamus on Post-Raw show, November 3rd 2014
vs. Big Show at Hell in a Cell 2014
vs. Mark Henry at Night of Champions 2014
vs. John Cena at Fast Lane 2015
vs. Big Show
vs. Mark Henry
vs. Jack Swagger
vs. Big E
vs. John Cena