WWE Superstar and former United States Champion Rusev revealed in a tweet that he will be taking time off.
As of now, Rusev is not advertised for any WWE events until a tour that starts on March 17. That means he will be gone for less than 30 days. However, if he is indeed taking 30 days off, that means he will be absent for WrestleMania 33, which is taking place on April 2, 2017.
If Rusev were to miss WrestleMania, it would be the first WrestleMania that he has missed since making his main roster debut in April, 2014, as he has been present for both WrestleMania 31 and WrestleMania 32.
Although he debuted at the 2014 Royal Rumble, Rusev officially joined the main roster on April 7, 2014, just one day after WrestleMania XXX. He quickly picked up an undefeated streak, defeating the likes of Zack Ryder, Sin Cara, R-Truth, Heath Slater, Xavier Woods, Big E, Kofi Kingston, Santino Marella, and others, more often than not in matches that were less than five minutes. He set his sights on Sheamus’s United States Championship, and defeated him on a WWE Network special to claim his first singles title in the WWE. He was the first Bulgarian to hold a championship in the WWE.