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We see Lana and Rusev walking backstage. He runs into John Cena. Rusev goes to say no to the rematch again but Cena cuts him off. Cena cuts a promo in Rusev’s face and says Rusev has the right to free speech but not the right to disrespect America in the ring every week.

Cena says he has the right to shut Rusev up. Cena says if Rusev says one word about the United States tonight, they won’t need a WrestleMania match. Rusev and Lana walk off as we go to commercial.

Rusev vs. Curtis Axel

Back fro the break and WWE United States Champion Rusev makes his way out with Lana for a non-title match. We see Curtis Axel’s Hulk Hogan inspired promo from SmackDown. Curtis Axel makes his way out now and we see the Royal Rumble clock on the big screen.

Rusev attacks before the bell even rings and beats Axel down. The match starts and Rusev dominates Axel, quickly hitting the superkick and applying The Accolade for the win.

Winner: Rusev

After the match, Rusev celebrates as the Russian flag drops down over the ring. Rusev take the mic as Lana tries to calm him down. Rusev cuts another anti-American promo. John Cena appears on the stage to somewhat of a mixed reaction. Cena takes his shirt off and rushes the ring.

Rusev meets him and they go at it in the middle of the ring. Cena applies the STF and a USA chant starts up. Cena pulls Rusev back and tightens the hold as Lana pleads for help at ringside. Rusev passes out in the hold and Cena stands up to a pop.

Cena brings a bottle of water in the ring and pours it on Rusev to wake him up. Cena applies the STF again and Rusev starts tapping.

Lana takes a mic and begs Cena to let Rusev go. Lana says they will give Cena a match at WrestleMania and the crowd pops. Lana adds that it will be for the title.

Cena gets up with a crazy look on his face and looks at the WrestleMania banner as his music hits. Cena heads to the back as Lana and a trainer check on Rusev.

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