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“Tony Khan has his favorites and he’s going to push the favorites” – Lana On Rusev Not Being Used Properly In AEW

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• “Tony Khan has his favorites and he’s going to push the favorites” – Lana On Rusev Not Being Used Properly In AEW

During a recent interview on Busted Open Radio, former WWE Diva Lana was asked about her opinion on AEW President Tony Khan not using her husband Miro (fka Rusev in WWE) properly on All Elite Wrestling programming.

Below is what The Ravishing Russian said:

“I have a lot of opinions about this. Tony Khan has a vision. At the end of the day, let’s just really, if it’s 100% real, I think there’s this illusion at AEW that the talent books the show.

That was definitely the conversation, ‘Oh you go there and you’re basically going to become whatever you’re made of’, but at the end of the day, he’s booking the show.

It’s really no different than WWE. It’s just a different director and a different person’s point of view. It’s like comparing NBC to HBO. At the end of the day, he’s going to make that final call. That’s what it is.

Tony Khan has his favorites and he’s going to push the favorites just like Vince would push his favorites, just like Hunter is going to push his people. It’s show business. It’s nothing personal. It just is what it is.

I think my husband is incredible. I feel Vince really valued him in that way and saw that. They hit heads a lot of times towards the end on creative differences. Vince really wanted him as a villain and Miro wanted to explore this new world.

Again, I just take it like I do Hollywood. It’s casting. It’s the director. It’s the showrunner, and at the end of the day, we are hired talent. If you really don’t like the person you’re working for, then go start your own wrestling promotion and see how that goes for you.”

Miro hasn’t done much in AEW after losing the TNT Championship to Sammy Guevara in September 2021.

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (October 29, 1998) – WCW Thunder

On this day in 1998, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Thunder’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1998’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

– Wrath vs. Van Hammer

– Fit Finlay vs. Alex Wright

– The Disciple vs. Tough Tom

– Dean Malenko vs. Eddie Guerrero

– WCW World TV Title: Chris Jericho vs. Disco Inferno

– WCW World Cruiserweight Title: Kidman vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.

– The Cat vs. Villano V

– Scott Hall vs. Scott Armstrong

– The Giant vs. Raven

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