Lana and Rusev Likely to Be Split; Lana Trying Out New Gimmick in NXT
WWE has been airing promos for Lana’s upcoming debut on SmackDown, in which she has some sort of gimmick where she “dances,” I guess. There’s obviously no sign of Rusev in the promos and according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, their act is being broken up. Rusev should be cleared to return from shoulder surgery in about a month or so and he’s also on SmackDown, so we’ll see if they have some interaction or if WWE chooses to just abruptly split them up and drop Lana’s gimmick without any explanation.
She has been trying out the new gimmick at NXT house shows, energetically dancing her way to the ring.
Lana in NXT ❤️ pic.twitter.com/v93dEmfB3Z
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Gorgeous Lana in NXT pic.twitter.com/P7pfdUT0FQ
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This was her entrance at an NXT house show last month:
This was her finisher: