WWE star Lana recently spoke with Comicbook.com to discuss a number of different topics, including how the Ravishing Russian wanted to manage former Raw women’s champion Nia Jax after meeting her in 2014, and the importance a character learning to adapt over time. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
Says she wanted to manage Nia Jax after meeting her in 2014:
I feel so many things about it [her and Nia’s feud] because I think when I first met Nia in 2014, I instantly… At the time I was managing Rusev and I was like, ‘Man, I want to manage this girl. This girl, I mean, gosh, she’s going to be a killer.’ I wanted to manage her, I wanted to go into the story with her. It’s interesting that years later, I’m in a program with her and we’re telling compelling stories and we’re telling stories that people are talking about and are trending every week and that I am so blessed for it and I’m so grateful for the opportunity.
Talks the importance of your character evolving over time:
I think the importance in wrestling and in WWE and entertainment as a whole is being willing to evolve, being willing to take whatever opportunity is given to you and try to make a goal. I think that’s what we’re doing every single week and I’m excited and I hope it keeps on going. I think we’re just starting to scratch the surface and yeah, I mean, I know that she’s trying to compete with my TikTok by putting a lot of TikTok dances out. You never know what could happen.