LAS VEGAS, NV – PRIME HQ confirms that PRIME has come to terms with Ivan Stanislav and Alexei Ruslan on “new, lifetime contracts.”
Stanislav and Ruslan were originally hired by PRIME for a one-time match at UltraViolence 2022, which then grew into an agreement between the Russians, the Russian government, and PRIME. This ultimately led to Stanislav eventually winning the PRIME Universal Championship.
While exact details on the dollar amount of said contracts and the conditions are unknown, language coming out of HQ states that these contracts are not tied to the Russian government and are, instead, exclusive, individual, and lifetime contracts for both men.
Stanislav and Ruslan’s previous contracts had several provisions in them which funneled their earned funds directly to their government, with a smaller portion given to charitable causes in Russia, and an even smaller amount given to the men themselves.
Lindsay Troy met with reporters outside of PRIME HQ to answer questions. Stanislav was also present, though he looked less than pleased.
“Typical capitalist,” Stanislav initially grumbled. “PRIME deemed our former contract as “inadequate” and so this whole bureaucratic process had to be done, simply to ensure that the greatest competitor in PRIME stay not just for a year, but for a lifetime! As much as it pains me to admit, the other option would be to leave PRIME and I cannot fathom disappointing my legions of fans.”
The Russian Bear, however, seemed to see some positives from this new agreement. When asked how long he thinks he would be able to compete, considering his current age, he replied, “I will be wrestling when everyone else on roster are in wheelchairs. A lifetime to fulfill my dream of spreading goodwill and communism to every ear who will listen? That is not so bad, is it? Maybe there is hope for Lindsay Troy after all! DYAAHAAHAA!!”
When the audio feedback died down, Stanislav wryly winked at Troy, who stood just a few feet from him. She rolled her eyes in response.
Alexei Ruslan was not present.
Stanislav is slated to wrestle alongside Almasy Tournament winner Jonathan-Christopher Hall against Coral Avalon and Tony Gamble this coming Friday at ReVival 42 in Philadelphia.