The WWE Universe last saw the Bulgarian Brute Rusev working a storyline with Jinder Mahal and Cesaro on RAW, before he got injured. After WrestleMania he was moved to the Smackdown brand during the Superstar Shakeup.

A few weeks ago WWE started teasing his return, where in a vignette he demanded a WWE Title shot. He was scheduled to return to Smackdown last week, but plans changed due to Jinder Mahal winning the WWE Championship.

At last week’s episode of Smackdown LIVE, Baron Corbin brutally assaulted Sami Zayn which might lead to him being removed from the Money In The Bank Ladder Match. WWE plans to use this as an angle to replace Sami Zayn with Rusev in the Money In The Bank Ladder Match.