Celebrated Name: Rusev
Real Name/Full Name: Miroslav Barnyashev
Gender: Male
Age: 38 years old
Birth Date: December 25, 1985
Birth Place: Plovdiv, People’s Republic of Bulgaria
Nationality: Bulgarian
Height: 5 ft 10 inches
Weight: 90 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Lana (m. 2016)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Information not available
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Rusev Gay?: No
Profession: Bulgarian professional wrestler
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $2 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Miroslav Barnyashev, professionally known as Rusev, is a Bulgarian professional wrestler. He is presently under contract with WWE, and associated with the “SmackDown Live brand.” He is the first Bulgarian to have performed wrestling for WWE. Rusev received training in wrestling under WWE superstars, namely Gangrel, and Rikishi in the “Knokx Pro Wrestling Academy.” He made his debut for “New Wave Pro Wrestling” (2008) and wrestled for the “Vendetta Pro wrestling” competition (2010) before getting signed by WWE.

Maybe you know about Rusev very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Rusev’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Miroslav Barnyashev was born in Plovdiv, a part of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria. He went to a sports school and competed in powerlifting, and rowing as an adult. When he was young, he used to watch and get inspired by his superstars performing wrestling. He decided to pursue his career in this sport.

Rusev migrated from Bulgaria to the US to become a professional level wrestler. He started to get training from former wrestling superstars, Rikishi, and Gangrel at the Knox Pro Wrestling Academy. He played his debut match on November 22, 2008, in San Diego, where he defeated Aerial Star. In 2010, he played his next match in the Santa Maria, Vendetta Pro Wrestling competition.

Personal Life

Rusev got married to his fellow wrestler Lana, who is WWE performer Catherine Perry in July 2016. They live in Nashville, Tennessee. He got his American citizenship on September 27, 2019. Rusev, with other VPW wrestlers, has also starred in the song “The Whole F’n Show.”

He also made his debut in the video game as a character in WWE 2015. He has also appeared in WWE 2016, WWE 2017, WWE 2018, and WWE 2019. In 2016, Rusev appeared in Season 6 of the television reality series, named “Total Divas” and the WWE movie Countdown, WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon and the animated movie Scooby-Doo!.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on December 25 1985, Rusev is 38 years old as of today’s date 18th May 2024. His height is 5 ft 10 inches tall, and his weight is 90 kg.


Rusev made his major roster introduction in Royal Rumble 2014 and entered at No. 6. After three months, he made his debut on the WWE RAW and defeated Zack Ryder. He later got promoted to become a Russian Hero and Russian Superstar.

Rusev garnered an undefeated streak. In 2014, he won the US Championship and became the first Bulgarian champion in the history of WWE. In 2015, he participated in the Royal Rumble match and stood at the runner-up position.

Rusev won a fight in May 2016 and earned the opportunity to face Kalisto for the US Championship at Extreme Rules. He won his first US Championship in this process.

Awards & Achievements

Miroslav Barnyashev is a renowned Bulgarian/American professional level wrestler. He is best known for his wrestling performances on the Raw brand. He is presently signed to WWE. He performs under his ring name “Rusev.” He is the only Bulgarian sportsman to wrestle for WWE. He is a three-time winner of the US Championship.

Rusev has played the role of the wicked foreigner to the US since his debut in WWE. Rusev has become one of the highly most popular WWE wrestlers via crowd interaction. His popularity and Rusev Day assisted him in becoming a Wrestling Star among his fans.

Here are some of the accomplishments, and championships that he has received so far in his career:

  • Three-time United States Champion
  • Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (in 2014)
  • Ranked on No. 8th position of the top Five hundred singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 (in 2015)
  • Three times winner of WWE United States Championship
  • Slammy Award for Match of the Year (2014)
  • United States Champion(2-time)

He is known for his signature moves that include roundhouse kick, fallaway slam, and a spinning heel kick.

Net Worth & Salary of Rusev in 2024

Rusev Net Worth
Rusev Net Worth

Rusev is one of the most popular wrestlers who has earned major titles for his fabulous performance. He is the two times winner of the United States Champion. Rusev has won WWE United States Championship three times. His overall net worth is projected to be $2 million as of May 2024.

According to the reports, he is signed to WWE and has played several wrestling competitions under the ring name “Rusev” for several years.

The biggest world’s pro-wrestling promotion signed him and paid for every appearance. In July 2011, in his first televised match, he defeated Mike Dalton. In addition to the WWE paychecks, E Network and Total Divas also assisted him to increase his net worth.

Rusev has also appeared in different WWE video games that includes WWE 2016 to WWE 2018. Furthermore, he has also been starred in a few movies with WWE that include “WWE film Countdown,” animated movie “Scooby-Doo!”, and “WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon.”

Rusev is one of the celebrated wrestlers who has defeated major wrestlers in the world. Coming from the region that has a rift with the USA, it has never been easy for him to reach the top place in US wrestling. However, with his dedication and constant hard work, that made him realize his dreams.


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