Okay, I might be exaggerating a tad, but who else is happy to see the end of this program?
The love triangle between Lana, Rusev, and Dolph Ziggler was weak from the get-go. Adding Summer Rae into the mix didn’t help that much either. Bad chemistry between Lana and Ziggler; bad chemistry between Summer and Rusev; and dare I say bad in-ring chemistry between Ziggler and Rusev. It was just bad all around, and seemed awkward from the start. With a feud plagued by injuries and absences (first Rusev had his foot injury, then Ziggler took some time off to shoot a movie, then Lana hurt her wrist); it was like a higher power was trying to tell Creative something. However, in typical fashion, despite the fans not being into the feud, and despite injuries and absences, Creative continued with the program – regardless of challenges. Thankfully, this past weekend, the feud came to a screeching halt; and that may also be thanks to TMZ for leaking the news.
Apparently, the engagement took place in September, but was kept under wraps. Probably due to the looming program on screen, however, regardless of trying to keep the engagement hush-hush, the wrestling world took notice and started speculating on this in early October, thanks to these Instagram pictures of Lana, with a mysterious ring on her finger.
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And now, as of Monday Night RAW the feud is officially placed to rest, with a neat, tiny little bow on it. WWE also acknowledged the happy couple’s engagement on their website, which solidifies the idea that with this angle, real world will collide with onscreen drama.
The good news: the fans no longer have to suffer through this storyline. It might also even mean a potential face turn for Rusev. Those hoping to see Lana in a wrestling role, may also still see that; as there is clearly unfinished business between Lana and Summer Rae. The best news of all, is that Ziggler has exited from this storyline (see video below) and is free to move onto other things … potentially a feud with Cena and a U.S. title run?
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