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After months of dating, Rusev proposed to Lana and it got leaked to TMZ. This was done by the announcement, a second Dolph Ziggler. Dolph Ziggler in a recent video interview spoke about his ongoing feud with Rusev, working with Lana and his new look among a host of things. Dolph Ziggler is a former World Heavyweight Champion and has had . on- screen relationships including ones with AJ Lee, Lana (in a real life.
Ivan Drogo was an unrelenting boxer who killed Apollo Creed in a match, while his wife did the talking for him and the pair was exactly like that as WWE booked Rusev to be a ruthless monster and have Lana as his mouthpiece doing the talking for him. That's what also came to the mind of WWE, as it was soon reported that Vince McMahon wanted to break up Rusev and Lana in real life in order for them to have a better feud on-screen. This disgusting ploy can be expected to come from Vince's mind, as the madman was trying very hard to get them to break it off with each other so that they could be better enemies on-screen, which could've helped make his product better even though the Rusev vs Lana feud was the worst feud in the WWE last year.
Thankfully for them, they soon publicly revealed their engagement and broke off all hopes of Vince McMahon for them to break up in real life.
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The two won the "Best Gimmick Award" by Wrestling Observer Newsletter which is one of the most trusted wrestling news website, as the legendary Dave Meltzer himself hailed their portrayal as Russian Nationalists at the time. Additionally, Rusev also won the Most Improved Wrestler award in the year as Lana is the only woman to win an award of this sort as of and the only manager to have won this award as their amazing work in was duly paid off and raised their stock in the company.
Unfortunately, they had to endure some heat from their co-workers and employers because of this gimmick even though reputable wrestling presses were praising them. They do look like a fitting couple as evident by the photo above. The Great Khali And Natalya via pinterest. Among them was the pairing of The Great Khali and Natalya, as they went from being friends to a couple to produce some cringe worthy moments.
It was a terrible fit from the start that obviously wasn't meant to be taken very seriously, which is why they mainly served as a comedy act.
Unfortunately for Natalya, she was involved in some terrible storylines at the time as she didn't have much to do with a weak women's division. And as for The Great Khali, he hadn't been a serious wrestler in years, so the WWE were experimenting with him by that point. The couple lasted longer than they should have as the company dragged on a bit too long with the pairing. Test And Stephanie McMahon via sportskeeda. They had been paired as an on-screen couple inand had a storyline revolving around their wedding.
And when it finally took place, it was crashed by Triple H as Stephanie would turn on Test to join her new lover. Before the era of the internet, it actually looked legitimate, as many figured Test would have only gotten this storyline if he was in fact involved with the boss's daughter.
Before the angle concluded, fans had bought into the hype of Stephanie along with Test. According to Vince Russo, the storyline was originally supposed to end with Test not going through with the wedding, which would have turned him heel. And that would have probably worked out better for his WWE career.
Carlito And Trish Stratus via wrestlingforum.
And after spending some time feuding with Shelton Benjamin among others, WWE decided to turn him face by having him align with Trish Stratus.
Not only did Carlito look out for her, but they had some romantic moments together. Both Superstars were popular at the time, but it was just a random pairing that happened too quickly. Trish had already been involved in too many romantic angles by then and fans weren't exactly excited to see her in yet another one.
Lana hit the scene with her real-life partner Rusev back in and ,for a year or so, they were the most exciting heel couple the company had seen for a long time.
More bad luck was to come, though. Lana also left him for Ziggler, while Rusev got with a dancer named Summer Rae. For the next few weeks, we were force fed some terrible television featuring awkward romantic exchanges. Probably because Lana and Ziggler had no chemistry together and nothing about their relationship felt natural. During the Attitude Era, she regularly wrestled the guys and even won the Intercontinental Championship.
Bear in mind that was a period in WWE where the women didn't get on-screen time for the right reason. Chyna, though, was an ass-kicker and a badass.
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While Chyna had more than proven that she could get physical, her relationship with Guerrero proved that she could make us laugh as well.
His pairing with Chyna made him a massive fan-favorite and he went on to become one of the most beloved superstars in WWE history. Sadly, both superstars are no longer with us. There are worse ways to go, of course, but you can understand why his daughter would be upset with the woman who gave him too much action. Additionally, as part of the ridiculous angle. Marie also revealed that she had romantic feelings for Torrie, which resulted in an onscreen kiss at one point as well.
Their subsequent feud lasted nine months, culminating in a Stepmother vs.