Pro wrestler Rusev a.k.a. the Bulgarian Brute has figured out a surefire way to get himself booked on the lineup for Wrestlemania 34: find a celebrity willing to fight him.
The pay-per-view event is one of the biggest staples in the WWE calendar, and this year it’s scheduled to happen April 8 in New Orleans. S0 Wednesday evening, Rusev tweeted out an open invitation.
“I need a celebrity to fight me at #WrestleMania34!” he wrote.
People immediately had suggestions for him. One user offered controversial YouTuber Logan Paul as an easy target, while former wrestler Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson suggested his buddy Kevin Hart might make a good opponent.
How about "celebrity YouTuber" Logan Paul? Please crush him!!— Jay Taylor not at #NFLCombine (@hotburrito9) March 14, 2018
Kevin Hart. He’ll put you over but you gotta kayfabe his STD— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 15, 2018
But Wednesday night, Macaulay Culkin became the first celebrity to actually nominate himself—assumedly putting him in the front-runner position.
“I’ll take you on,” he wrote in reply to Rusev’s tweet. “Back alley brawl?”
I'll take you on. Back alley brawl?— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) March 16, 2018
And in case there was any doubt as to how serious he was, Culkin sent out another tweet 10 minutes later cementing his offer.
BREAKING NEWS: I am officially accepting @RusevBUL challenge to wrestle him at this year's Wrestlemania. You heard it here first, folks.— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) March 16, 2018
Come at me, bro!
Some fans warned Culkin that he may be biting off more than he can chew, but the actor seemed unswayed. He also tried to rope Arrow star Stephen Amell into the arrangement:
Rusev quickly shot down the idea. “I cannot hit little Kevin McAllister or Richie Rich!” he said.
I cannot Hit Little Kevin McAllister or Richie Rich ! https://t.co/9hvTfXUB6V— Miro (@RusevBUL) March 16, 2018
Amell still hasn’t replied to Culkin’s call for backup, but something tells us Green Arrow might be tough to convince:
Please stop suggesting me. I am terrified of this person. https://t.co/WlMTZ1lDYn— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) March 14, 2018