school while growing up, ultimately becoming a professional rower.
Birth name: Miroslav Barnyashev
Ring name(s): Alexander Rusev,
Nickname: The Bulgarian Brute
Billed height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Billed weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Born: (1985-12-25) December 25, 1985 (age 28)
Resides: Tampa, Florida, United States
Billed from: Bulgaria
Trained by: Gangrel,
Debut: November 22, 2008 (age 22)
The strongman/shooter gimmick have always been my favorite kind of gimmick. I love his barefoot, sumo-style look!! Finally an unusual wrestler!
How would the Bulgarian strongman fare in a federation that already have the World’s Strongest Man and 2002 Arnold Strongman Classic winner Mark Henry and the former UFC champion Brock Lesnar? Both, respectively, were at the very top of the strongman and MMA world.
Alexander Rusev analysis: http://www.prowrestling.net/artman/publish/twillingeditorial/article10035701.shtml