WWE Must End Love Storylines After Rusev and Lana Debacle
WWE fans are convinced The Rock may have bedded SmackDown superstar Lana in an affair behind the back of her real-life husband Rusev. There are relationships between wrestlers that did not make it into any scripted events. The Bulgarian Brute, Rusev, and his ravishing Russian wife, Lana, the storyline (especially as Maria was dating CM Punk at the time). Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5.
This story broke less than a week after WWE started an angle on the October 5, edition of Monday Night Raw where Summer Rae had just proposed to Rusev, and he accepted, with the proviso that he first had to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship before they could get married. And in storyline, ever since the engagement, they have changed it from Rusev and Lana being enemies to Rusev still having the hots for Lana and Summer clearly being the substitute, as opposed to the replacement.
With the story breaking, WWE turned it into storyline. Keep in mind that WWE constantly plugged how TMZ broke the story, and WWE only mentions the media source that broke the story if they feed the story to them first and have a good relationship with them.
She called him a narcissistic, egotistical, jealous, lying, cheating bastard and slapped him in the face.
He grumbled some stuff in Bulgarian and it was over. They had started Dolph Ziggler romancing Summer a few weeks ago, with the idea she was thinking of leaving Rusev, until the proposal that came out of nowhere and seemed to indicate a major change in storyline. Ziggler has since been removed from any interaction with Rusev or Summer, but there were teases of a heel turn. If Summer is to suddenly help Ziggler beat Cena, leading to a Rusev turn with a face Lana, then we can conclude they had a direction and likely changed it and sped it up with the engagement.
But if Rusev has no program, that means the angle on Raw was to get out of the storyline and with no future direction. Given Cena leaving, Ziggler is going to need some kind of a program going forward. Mike had been wrestling the independent circuit since and the pairing teamed up in the ring. They debuted as heels, with their obnoxiously close bond acting as their brand. It certainly irked audiences sufficiently. Sadly, the push did not really get off the ground before Maria got pregnant this year.
It is possible the pair will return to WWE in the future but for now, love in the ring is on hold.
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During an episode of Live, it was revealed that Alexander was dating Alicia Fox. When Alexander lost to Noam Dar and Dar dedicated his victory to Fox, the pair began feuding over Alicia in a classic love triangle. After Fox lost Alexander a match, he eventually broke it off with the former Divas Champion but fans were not very invested.
The love triangle angle has been done to death and this threesome was obviously scripted. The pair were one of the more wholesome parts of reality show Total Divas, but were dropped after their marriage, possibly due to not being as exciting as other dysfunctional couples. At around the same time, Naomi was embroiled in a kayfabe love triangle in the ring with her husband and the Miz.
The A Lister was offering her help with her singing career, causing jealousy to flair in her heel husband. The couple have dynamic in-ring chemistry and brought humor to the match against Goldust and Mandy Rose.
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The pair proved they were Champions separately and equally successful in tandem. Featured Today 8 Fake: The Irresistible Force arrived in Raw in and gained considerable momentum as a tough, no-nonsense contender. Meanwhile Enzo, two-time WWE Cruiserweight Champion, played a sillier role, with his constant catchphrases and loudmouth personality.
However, Enzo ended up released from WWE for assault allegations and the blossoming storyline was abruptly cut. Although he did not win, he caught the interest of the company and later a development contract. Maryse took part in the Diva Search, where she met Mizanin and they began dating.
Maryse became a Champion in her own right, holding the WWE Divas Championship for the third longest period in its history. Kane and Tori Kane, the demonic younger half-brother of The Undertaker, is not the most obvious pick for romance subplots. Yet he has had his share of issues of the heart. Stephanie responded by challenging Tori to a match, then replaced herself with X-Pac, who easily defeated Tori.
Poor Tori then found herself used as a bargaining chip in matches, forced to spend Christmas with X-Pac when her boyfriend lost a bout. The feud between X-Pac and Kane continued to escalate and eventually, predictably, Tori turned on Kane to begin a relationship with X-Pac. The relationship ended in a tombstone piledriver to Tori from Kane. It was certainly entertaining, but thankfully not real.
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The two stars got married in in secret, with fans only becoming aware when the pair where seen on screen with wedding rings. The romance was only confirmed to the public in when Young divulged the information during an interview. Sadly, this storyline never materialized. Ellsworth has always been something of a joke, once eliminated in the Royal Rumble by Braun Strowman after only 15 seconds. Carmella gave him a makeover and he acted as her sometime manager, sometime dog, often distracting her opponents to help her win.
The relationship was a roller coaster, ending this year when WWE released Ellsworth from his contract.
It was also entirely fabricated for the drama. In actual fact, during this romance storyline, Carmella was in a relationship with fellow wrestler Big Cass.