Lana has had a couple different run attempts as a wrestler in WWE over the past couple of years. She, of course, started as the manager for now husband and one of the most over superstars in the company, #Rusev. However, where Lana’s last run as a wrestler was rather pathetic, has she finally turned a new leaf?
In case you missed this past week’s episode of Smackdown Live, #Lana was able to defeat the recently debuting Billy Kay, one half of the IIconics. Not only did she pick up her first ever singles victory, but this win also meant that Lana qualified for the women’s Money in the Bank ladder match. She’s going to be in that ring with the likes of #CharlotteFlair, Becky Lynch, and Alexa Bliss, to name a few.
These are huge shoes Lana is stepping into, and I am very excited to see how it plays out. I know that this is a bit different from a debut as we’ve seen her wrestle before, but if #RondaRousey’s performance at WrestleMania 34 has taught me anything, don’t knock something until you see it. A ladder match is a fantastic way for Lana to show everyone watching whether or not she’s got what it takes.
To answer the question in the title of the article, I think Lana may be getting a small push at this time, but nothing to blow everything out of the water. I don’t believe she’s going to win the #MoneyintheBank briefcase, however I do hope she proves to everyone that she belongs on the roster as a wrestler. I wouldn’t be opposed to her winning the match though, as I think they could go several different interesting ways with that result in terms of storylines.
How cool would it be for Rusev and Lana to both win their respective briefcases on June 17th and become the first ever Mr. and Mrs. Money in the Bank couple? I think that would make for an awesome storyline and a neat power dynamic between Aiden English and Lana as to who is more important to Rusev. I wouldn’t count this storyline out folks, let’s not forget that Jinder Mahal was WWE Champion; anything is possible!
The more I think about a Lana push, the more I want it! I wish she would drop that awfully fake Russian accent, but I suppose she’s kind of buried herself by using it all the time. It’s very clear, at least to myself, that Lana has a passion for the industry and becoming a better wrestler. I assume her recent time off TV was to do more training, but of course I don’t know that for sure.
Lana has done a lot for WWE and has been put through some seriously trash storylines. I hope they feel like they need to repay her with something sweet. Whether she becomes Mrs. Money in the Bank or not, I hope we see a fun and captivating story with a proper payout that puts Lana over. I mean she’s already married to Rusev, so how much more over can you get. Plus she’s got her own holiday now… #LANA IS THE BEST, LANA NUMBER ONE! *CLAP CLAP*
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