Rusev's hilarious message directed at his Mother after winning US Title on SmackDown Live

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Whilst many jobs stop for Christmas, many sports continue through the festive season, with the likes of NBA, the Premier League and NFL all taking centre stage.

WWE is no different, but instead of broadcasting live like last year, episodes of Raw and SmackDown were taped in advance for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and they will do the same for New Years Eve and New Years Day.

SmackDown was full of fun on a special Xmas Day episode, concluding with AJ Styles launching a surprise attack on the Chairman of WWE - Vince McMahon.

But before that, the show was main evented by a United States Championship clash, with Rusev challenging the champion of five months Shinsuke Nakamura.

As expected it was a hard-hitting match, with both men being allowed time to get all their moves in.

But after countering a Kinshaha knee strike from the champion, Rusev hit the Japanese man with a Machka Kick, followed by another to begin his third run with the belt.

Rusev winning the US Title on not only his birthday, but on Rusev Day - it was simply meant to be.

Rusev celebrates winning the United States Championship once again.

And the Bulgarian Brute had a special message for one particular special person after claiming the title once again.

"This is for my Mother. She gave birth to me 34 years ago on Christmas Day, after three days in the hospital of labor. Thank you Mama."

Classic Rusev.

In truth, the belt has always been an afterthought with Nakamura, disappearing from television for periods of time hasn't helped his case.

Despite the popular Rusev Day partnership with Aiden English ending a few months ago, the Bulgarian's popularity continues to rise, and the higher-ups clearly see enough in him to give him another shot with a championship.

There will surely be many more happy Rusev Day's to come with the red, white and blue strapped firmly around the waist of the man from Plovdiv.

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