Lana (wrestler) - Wikipedia
After months of dating, Rusev proposed to Lana and it got leaked to TMZ. This was done by the announcement, a second Dolph Ziggler interview, WWE had wanted to end this love storyline but doing this with kayfabe. Rusev and Lana have been the it couple on WWE TV for the past few as well, as they started dating and living together, which not only increased in the WWE as they tried to stop Dolph Ziggler (the protagonist of the team) Now the WWE couldn't really do anything to Rusev because he was one of. Dolph Ziggler does have a checkered dating history but one of the on-screen relationships including ones with AJ Lee, Lana (in a real life.
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WWE is the kind of place where there are always other women to help a man get over a breakup. Luckily for Dolph, he seemingly always had support. Their parts in both Total Divas and Total Bellas have guaranteed a cult fan following of them as a duo that continues to grow.
While Cena and Nikki currently live together in Tampa, Florida, Cena has told the younger Bella twin that he has no current plans to marry her or to have children with her, even though she has expressed a desire for both. The couple seems to have come to an agreement after Nikki attempted to freeze her eggs so that she could still have children later in life.
Nikki was also forced to sign a page agreement when she moved in with Cena because he still remains weary about women after the divorce he went through with his ex-wife. Nikki married her high school sweetheart when she was just years-old.
It seems that it was a rushed wedding that none of her family attended and it didn't last very long either. She stated that she had the marriage annulled just three years later.
She told Cena about this back in and he seemed to be more annoyed about the fact that she had kept it a secret for so long. Dolph Ziggler was unaware of the marriage when he dated the former Divas Champion as well.
Somehow Nikki managed to keep the secret for three years whilse being married and for another decade afterwards. Dolph dated Schumer after his relationship with Nikki Bella and it is said that the duo actually met on Social Media.
Amy had a lot to say about Dolph after the couple split up and even revealed that she broke up with him via text message. She said that the reason they broke up was because 'the sex was too athletic.Dolph Ziggler and Lana confront Rusev and Summer Rae: Raw, July 6, 2015
She said that she realized that Dolph actually had a huge heart when she did break up with him, but by then she had already made her mind up. Dolph then moved on to Nikki as his next serious relationship. It is reported that when Nikki and Dolph first began dating they were out dancing at a club with Maria and a few other friends when Maria started dancing with Dolph and Nikki apparently wasn't happy about it.
The Bellas famously have a lot of heat with many former female wrestlers including Maria and Maryse.
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After returning from injury, he was next managed by Nick Rogers and when he started out in NXT, he also had Sylvester Lefort as his manager, as they even wrestled a match together before Rusev took him out as his manager. Only then would the Bulgarian Brute get Lana as his manager, and that sparked the beginning of a beautiful and devastating team-up in the WWE who would dominate the scenes for years to come.
So when he brought Lana as his "social ambassador", the pairing of this monstrous, ruthless athlete with a beautiful woman like Lana was compared by the WWE to Ivan Drogo and his wife Ludmilla who were characters in the hit film, Rocky IV. 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.
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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.