Real Name/Full Name Miroslav Barnyashev
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Rusev
Birth Place: Plovdiv, People’s Republic of Bulgaria
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 25 December 1985
Age/How Old: 37 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 90 Kg
In Pounds – 198 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother – Slavka Barnyasheva
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: Bulgerian
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Catherine Perry
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Wrestler
Net Worth: $2 million
Last Updated: March 2023

Best known as “Miro” Rusev is a Bulgarian wrestler who is signed to the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)/ He is the only Bulgarian wrestler to be a part of the WWE. In his career, he has won many championships and wrestled against some of the big names in the industry. Rusev has also appeared in films and TV shows.

Well, how well do you know about Rusev? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Rusev’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Rusev to date.

Biography and Early Life

The real name of Rusev is Miroslav Barnyashev. He was born on 25 December 1985, in Plovdiv, People’s Republic of Bulgaria. He is the son of Slavka Barnyasheva, and he also has a brother.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Rusev in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Rusev’s age is 37 years old as of today’s date 25th March 2023 having been born on 25 December 1985. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 198 lbs in Pound and 90kg in Kilograms.


Rusev is a hardcore soccer fan and has been to a sports school. During his school days, he used to compete in sambo, rowing, and powerlifting. He emigrated to the USA in the mid-2000s.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Rusev With Wife Catherine Perry
Rusev With Wife Catherine Perry

In 2016, Rusev got married to Catherine Perry. His wife is also a professional wrestler and is known by her ring name of “Lana”. They are the most celebrated couples of WWE. In 2009, he became a naturalized American citizen. Rusev tested positive cor Covid-19 in July 2020.

Is Rusev Gay?

The sexual orientation of Rusev is straight. He is neither bisexual nor gay. He has been successfully married, and he can experience fatherhood soon. Rusev has always been dedicated to his career that he even joined a sports school.

Professional Career

After arriving in the United States, Rusev used to live in Virginia. He then moved to California and began to train under Rikishi and Gangrel. In 2008, he debuted in the New Wave Pro Wrestling. He has also joined VPA (Vendetta Pro Wrestling) with the ring name of Miroslav. In 2010, he signed a contract with WWE and was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW).

Rusev met with an injury in his debut match had to rehabilitate for six months. He again suffered from a broken neck in 2012. In his comeback, he lost the match to Bo Dallas. During this time, he made Lana his social ambassador. He also had a non-title match against NXT Champion Adrian Neville.

In his wrestling career, he adopted many styles. He had victories over many popular names, and in 2014, he became the WWE United States Champion. In doing so, he became the first Bulgarian to hold the title.

For his second US Championship, he went on to defeat John Cena. In 2017, he was drafted to SmackDown from RAW. In 2018, he captured the US Championship for the third time. Rusev was released from WWE in April 2020. After his time in the WWE, he signed a contract with the Elite Wrestling (AEW). In AEW Dynamite, he defeated Trent Beretta. Additionally, he has also appeared in the music video of “The Whole F’n Show”.

Apart from this, he has appeared in WWE Total Divas from 2016 to 2019. Rusev has appeared in three films including ‘Countdown’ and ‘Another Version of You’. He was also seen on the web shows ‘UpUpDownDown’ and ‘Sisters the Series’. He has voiced for the animated movie ‘Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon’.


Rusev has won the WWE Slammy Award. In 2014, he was involved in Match of the Year at the Survivor Series. Pro Wrestling Illustrated named him the Most Improved Wrestler of the Year in 2014. He is a three-time WWE United States Champion. Rusev has also featured in the list of “500 singles wrestlers in PWI 500” of 2015.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Rusev in 2023

Rusev Net Worth
Rusev Net Worth

As of 2023, The approximated net worth of Rusev is $2 million. He made this net worth after being a professional wrestler. Rusev is best known as WWE professional wrestler. He has been passionate about wrestling that made him emigrate to the United States. Part of his wealth also comes from his career by appearing in films and TV shows. He is also active on YouTube and has over 164,000 subscribers. In Twitch, he has close to 60,000 subscribers.

Rusev has fans across the world. He is a very popular wrestler and is the first Bulgarian to win the United States Championship. He is also active in other fields and has wrestled in multiple circuits. Rusev is still very young, and we can expect him to see winning multiple championships. His popularity has also made him a YouTuber and Twitch streamer.


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