Rusev & Lana On Being Removed From Total Divas

Smackdown Live Superstars Lana & Rusev were the guests on the latest episode of Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia. Here are some highlights…..

On being removed from Total Divas:

Lana: “It really sucks. I go through a whole bunch of different emotions. Kevin Dunn is so great. We were first told we were basically a shoo-in, and that we were incredible this season. I was told that he loved me, that Bunim-Murray, which is the production company that produces the show, loved me, WWE loves me, WWE loves us, that we should be working on our spin-off show.”

On a meeting with E! executives:

Lana: “Kevin Dunn told me that E! Executives took a poll and that we are strongly disliked by the demographic, they do not like us and that I’m hated, we’re hated, and that the E! Executives thought that are stories were very slapstick, and they were a strong no.”

On being shocked:

Lana: “I was shocked. I just sat there. It was like my tryout for WWE all over again. I’ve gone through a lot of different range of emotions. I’ll cry, but when I get hurt, I get really angry. That’s how I deal with hurt, I get really angry. Like, who is this new E! Executive?”

On a potential return to the show:

Rusev: “I’ll make my own show. Once I get rejected from somewhere or whatnot, I’m moving on.”

Click here to listen to the full show.

Huskie Howard

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