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A WWE superstar made a surprising heel turn on SmackDown Live last night

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Since the latter parts of 2017, the pairing of Rusev and Aiden English have become one of the hottest acts in the WWE.

Whether they were meant to become a household name or not, 'Rusev Day' has organically grown into what it has become, but like any tag team, there's room for manoeuvre when it comes to break-ups

TEASING OF A BREAK-UP

For a while now there's been teases of a turn in the partnership, most notably a few months ago, but the 'Bulgarian Brute' actually ended up getting a shot at the WWE Championship at Extreme Rules with English's backing.

But at Hell in a Cell, English tried to mimic Rusev with his Accolade submission, but it backfired and the pair ended up losing their Tag Team title match against The New Day.

Tensions were furthered on SmackDown Live last night when it was shown backstage that Rusev did not want English at ringside for his United States Championship match with Shinsuke Nakamura, with the 'Drama King' pinning the blame on Lana for Rusev's downfall to 'production staff'.

Lana heard it all though, but  her husband didn't want to know until after his bout - and he never found out, as English made a shocking turn following the match.

HEEL TURN

After accidentally distracting his partner during the conclusion of the clash, English jumped Rusev and broke his 'Rusev Day' microphone over his head.

Aiden English stands over a prone Rusev after attacking him with a microphone.

With the multiple times English has cost Rusev a match, many were expecting the Bulgarian to be the one to make the big shift in character, but after turning himself from pretty-much a jobber into an act that gets decent reactions, the company must have confidence in English to run with it.

Add to the fact that Rusev is still tremendously over with the live WWE crowds, and it could make for one great feud in the months to come - but the fans are split on whether they agree with the decision.

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