Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter indicated that WWE are going to break up Rusev and Lana in the near future. Meltzer also pointed out that the idea for the character originated from the plans that they had for the Emmalina character, which was dropped by WWE because Emma couldn’t pull of the act.
As noted, Rusev is currently off WWE television healing from surgery. He is not expected back for another 2 to 4 months.
- As previously noted, Nikki Bella is taking time away from WWE to heal her nagging neck injury. With Charlotte now on SmackDown, Nikki Bella sent out a challenge via tweet ("#UnfinishedBusiness") and in one of her videos ("Charlotte, watch out. I'm coming for you"). Today, Charlotte responded on Twitter:
Record-setting Divas Champ against the 4x, 2nd-Generation Womens Champ?— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) April 15, 2017
The Queen vs. the Fearless?
Time & Place woman @BellaTwins pic.twitter.com/Iu3F2Mm2Oj