Over a year ago, WWE hosted their first special event in Saudi Arabia as part of a 10-year deal with the Kingdom.
Part of the first event - named Greatest Royal Rumble - saw The Undertaker take on Rusev in a Casket Match, in which Taker was victorious in what was pretty much a squash match.
For those who do not remember, when the match was first announced by WWE, Rusev posted a potentially kayfabe-breaking tweet that seemed to get him in trouble.
He was then replaced by Chris Jericho in the match, but then he was quickly re-instated.
Rusev joked in an episode of Ride Along that the Prince of Saudi Arabia called him to say that 'Rusev Day was coming to town' although no-one outside of WWE really knows the full explanation behind it.
In an interview with The Express, Rusev stated he was delighted to work with a legend of the game and he was given some praise from The Deadman following the match.
"It was fine, it was fun working with him," Rusev said, per WrestlingInc.
"It's not like I have a checklist, but I got to work with him and Hunter [Triple H] and Hogan and few people who I watched growing up and always been a big fan of obviously all of them. And Taker is such a special character and he's been here for like 30 years or whatnot.
"He's a legend, he's an icon so getting to work with him and talk to him afterwards and pick his brains it was a great opportunity for me. He told me that I'm really good. I'm not even messing around, he told me I'm really good."
Rusev is known for being a troll of sorts on social media, making comments that could see him reprimanded on occasion, but it seems as though he's being genuine when he refers to Taker's words.
After all, with the limited schedule Undertaker now works, it's doubtful he would work with someone he didn't rate.
It's just a shame that Rusev's push of-sorts was derailed later that year, and he's been restricted to tag team wrestling with Shinsuke Nakamura recently.
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