• Lana Comments On Vince McMahon Wanting Her To Kiss Dolph Ziggler
During her appearance on Talk Is Jericho, former WWE Superstar Lana talked about Vince McMahon wanting to break up her pairing with Rusev and then pitching the idea of her kissing Dolph Ziggler.
Here’s what she said:
“The thing about Rusev, he was truly the most hated bad guy, and I was booed because of him. One day, I was doing a movie, Interrogation, and they brought out a lawyer, so I just missed one week. This is a month before WrestleMania . The whole arena started chanting, ‘We want Lana!’ And I trended for two days. It was wild. I was shook, then it kept on happening, and then WrestleMania, we did the tank.
Miro, I don’t know if he always realized this, but I was always often placed there to protect him throughout the years. They used me or his tag partners. Now looking back, I see how it was getting all set up. He was yelling at me. I mean, what man comes and starts yelling. We went to Vince the following week to pitch an idea, to work with Daniel Bryan, and he was like, ‘No, I’m splitting you guys up.’ And we were shocked.
We had no idea, and he was like, ‘No, no, he’s hated. You’re over. They love you. You can go down to NXT.’ I was like, ‘Wait, I don’t understand. Can I not be a b*tch? I can get hated. Cersei, Game of Thrones.’
I started naming all these super hated, heel women on television, and he’s like, ‘Oh, that’s great. A conniving woman. Maybe you kiss a guy and make him jealous,’ and I’m like, ‘Awesome. That’s great. I am an actor.’ I’ve done all different types of roles.
So to me, it’s acting, whatever, and then a month later, he pulled us in and said I was going to be making out with Dolph Ziggler, and we were going into this big program.”
WATCH: Lana Kisses Dolph Ziggler:
• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (July 5, 1986) – NWA World Wide Wrestling
On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Wide Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to “NWA Starrcade 1986”.
The card can be found below:
The Rock-n-Roll Express vs. George South & The Golden Terror
The Warlord vs. Mark Flemming
Ole & Arn Anderson vs. Don & Rocky Kernodle
The Road Warriors vs. Gene Ligon & Mike Simani
The Midnight Express vs. Nelson Royal & Todd Champion
Nikita Koloff vs. Tony Zane
Baron Von Raschke & Konga the Barbarian vs. Bill & Randy Mulkey