Is it possible that Maksim Chmerkovskiy still harbors resentment towards Dancing With the Stars Season 13 finalist Rob Kardashian? As you’ll recall, Maks came in 4th place, getting eliminated in Week 9 right before the finals. Rob and Cheryl Burke wound up coming in 2nd place.

In this funny photo, Maks is seen strangling a cardboard cut-out of a smiling Rob at Svedka’s Night of a Billion Reality Stars on March 29. As we already pointed out, Maks was wearing almost the identical outfit of little brother Val Chmerkovskiy at the event.

Do you think Maks’ gesture is all in good fun? Or has his notorious ego just reared its powerful head? We’re leaning towards good fun. If there’s anything Maks approves of, it’s a good dancer. And Rob was definitely a great one.

Catch the next new episode of DWTS on Monday, April 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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