Professional wrestler Rusev — a Bulgarian expat who declared an inexplicable allegiance to Russia last year — has changed his loyalties yet again, now representing North Korea.
Rusev appeared at a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) live event yesterday waving the North Korean flag, his hair shorn to resemble the preposterous style of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Rusev’s manager and mouthpiece, Lana, insisted that Rusev will henceforth be known as “Seonsu” (the Korean term for wrestler) and that Lana herself will be called “Lo Hwa Suk (the Korean term for “large-bosomed woman with unconvincing accent”).
“Nu-rung-ji eoh-reum WWE bo-soong-yi,” she added, which translates to: “We shall be the most dominant generic foreigner heels in WWE history.”
A WWE representative denied at a press conference that Rusev’s abrupt change has anything to do with the Sony hacking scandal: “WWE would never, ever crassly capitalize on world events and ethnic stereotypes to spark controversy and drive ratings.”
By the end of January, Rusev is expected to portray an Iraqi extremist.