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Deeper Dive: Lana, Rusev & Ended Angles?

Word recently broke that Lana and Rusev, one-time on-screen couple, had become engaged in real life. And while your first reaction (if you are a fan of the institution of marriage) would be to offer congratulations, for WWE the timing could not have been worse. Because, as we all know, Lana and Rusev were as far apart as you could get in terms of their on-screen work.

So much for that.

Now, let’s be honest here. I don’t know if anyone was particularly fond of the feud from the beginning. Ziggler is amazing, but Rusev and he just didn’t click. Adding the love interests to the program did nothing but make it more bloated, and I don’t think most in the WWE Universe were able to tolerate this angle much at all. So, assuming it really is dead and buried, I think most would be eternally grateful. Heck, had Rusev wanted to, if it meant the end of the angle, I bet he could have started a Kickstarter program to fund the engagement ring and fans would have signed up in droves.

But what if the angle does not die? Perhaps it doesn’t, and perhaps that could actually make this program worthwhile?

No, I am not crazy. OK, maybe I am, but here me out.

What if WWE actually runs with this (clearly they are, if they announced the engagement on RAW). But runs with it by having them reunite on-screen, allowing Rusev and Lana to have some time to explain things, saying that it was all part of the plan, that they were in love even when they appeared split, and it was all part of their twisted thinking to screw with Ziggler’s head. And then, of course, there is poor Summer Rae…

Do they dare go there? Probably not, and maybe that’s for the best. But if you wanted to give the WWE Universe a diabolical, twisted and manipulative valet, the likes of which we really haven’t seen since probably Sensational Sheri? Well, this would be one heck of a way to build one up.

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  • jcice13

    that’s not going to happen with this angle because Lana is too well liked by the fans, she’d have to do a lot more than dump on Ziggler and hurt the horse faced clown with the collateral damage…let’s call a spade a spade, creative once again ruined 3 characters with their inane booking and it would take a lot more than a “we wanted to fool them” ruse to make things better and I feel sorry for anyone who would buy into it if they tried, well that might be a bit harsh let me say I would think that anyone who’d buy that angle is easily pleased

  • The Shockmaster

    Just forget about it. There’s been plenty of other angles that just ended.

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