WWE Superstar Lana on How WWE and ‘Total Divas’ Are Empowering Women – TV Insider
In the WWE, off-screen relationships between wrestlers are almost as . made us stronger because you have to have that trust and know that. Dolph Ziggler and Lana: WWE's history of no chemistry couples .. (0 children). They were dating at the time. . Rusev and Lana are dating irl?. Staying in a relationship while working for WWE is extremely difficult, It's not as if JoJo should be left with any inherent reason to trust him.
Since joining the cast of Total DivasWWE superstar Lana has been happy to share different aspects and important milestones of her life. So that was kind of cool. Reflecting on past episodes leading up to her circus-themed wedding, she found one instance that was hard to watch. I was uncomfortable already running into him, but then seeing it You are going to have uncomfortable moments.
That period triggered so many emotions. My parents are American. I think like an American and sort of Russian at the same time.
This is what we do for a living—we are story tellers; we are athletes; we are entertainers. The two tied the knot in Malibu.
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I say we almost wrestled it out and did a couple of suplexes. We made up in the end. We are a big family over at WWE. Lana is a happy member of the sometimes dysfunctional sorority. Nattie is one of my closest friends. Trinity, Naomi is one of my closest friends.
Obviously, the Bella Twins have helped me from day one. From giving me advice on my career to giving me advice on Total Divas, relationship advice, everything.
So I have definitely gotten a lot closer with them.Emotional Rusev crashes Lana’s interview: June 10, 2015
Even though much of her work has been on the mic and outside the ring, she remains dedicated to competing. Her first match was at WrestleMania last year. They also later appeared in the WWE studios film Countdown where they made their cameo as a couple which resembled that of their characters in the WWE as they tried to stop Dolph Ziggler the protagonist of the team from saving a kidnapped child.
Rusev and Lana seem to have nice chemistry in front of a camera together and with their rising stock as the years progress, we might get to see them in future projects as well. After returning from injury, he was next managed by Nick Rogers and when he started out in NXT, he also had Sylvester Lefort as his manager, as they even wrestled a match together before Rusev took him out as his manager. Only then would the Bulgarian Brute get Lana as his manager, and that sparked the beginning of a beautiful and devastating team-up in the WWE who would dominate the scenes for years to come.
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So when he brought Lana as his "social ambassador", the pairing of this monstrous, ruthless athlete with a beautiful woman like Lana was compared by the WWE to Ivan Drogo and his wife Ludmilla who were characters in the hit film, Rocky IV. Ivan Drogo was an unrelenting boxer who killed Apollo Creed in a match, while his wife did the talking for him and the pair was exactly like that as WWE booked Rusev to be a ruthless monster and have Lana as his mouthpiece doing the talking for him.
That's what also came to the mind of WWE, as it was soon reported that Vince McMahon wanted to break up Rusev and Lana in real life in order for them to have a better feud on-screen. This disgusting ploy can be expected to come from Vince's mind, as the madman was trying very hard to get them to break it off with each other so that they could be better enemies on-screen, which could've helped make his product better even though the Rusev vs Lana feud was the worst feud in the WWE last year. Thankfully for them, they soon publicly revealed their engagement and broke off all hopes of Vince McMahon for them to break up in real life.
The two won the "Best Gimmick Award" by Wrestling Observer Newsletter which is one of the most trusted wrestling news website, as the legendary Dave Meltzer himself hailed their portrayal as Russian Nationalists at the time.