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Let’s read that for what it is though, there’s no indication that Rusev is unhappy at all. Asking for a leave of absence doesn’t automatically mean he’s unhappy with the company despite what Meltzer would try to have everyone believe. There could be a ton of reasons why he asked for time off.
Its absolutely wild, however, how these “independent contractors” can have their contracts frozen for taking time off. In what other world what that be possible other than WWE.
There's been stories going back to when his career was stepped on by Vince for the Lana marriage tweets, about him being unhappy.
You can spin it as just gossip if you need to, but the stories have been out there.
I'm not spinning it as anything, quite the opposite actually. I'm not jumping to assumptions or conclusions like Meltzer usually does. I'm simply pointing out that there are a lot of reasons an employee of a company can ask for a leave of absence.
I'm not saying he's not unhappy there and wants to leave - he may very well want to. And I actually hope he does leave for AEW along with Lana as they could really become major players there.
The thing with Meltzer is though, after following his stuff for the best part of two decades it's pretty easy to spot when he's just taking a wild guess at something rather than actually knowing for sure.