WWE are trying to ‘break’ Lana by consistently booking her poorly on RAW according to the company’s former writer Vince Russo.
The Ravishing Russian has endured a tough time under Vince McMahon since her real-life husband Miro debuted in rivals AEW.
Lana was soon written out of her storyline romance with Bobby Lashley after partner Rusev was released from his WWE contract this year.
The 35-year-old – real name CJ Perry – has since embarked on a solo run but has been sent through a table on NINE successive RAW appearances.
Lana – who recently opened up about feeling ‘really depressed’ during the coronavirus pandemic – finally broke the streak this week.
And former WCW champion Russo, while speaking on SportsKeeda’s Legion of RAW, claimed that WWE have been trying to make Lana look stupid.
He said: “I just think they’re trying to make her as stupid as possible. This stuff pops them.
“They think it’s funny and it pops them, and it’s a game.
“I’ll tell you exactly what’s going on behind the scenes. They’re trying to break her, that’s exactly what they’re doing.
“She’s married to a wrestler Rusev (Miro in AEW) who knows exactly what they’re trying to do.
They’re trying to break her, that’s exactly what they’re doing. She’s married to a wrestler Rusev who knows exactly what they’re trying to do
Vince Russo on WWE's plans for Lana
“So, Rusev is there saying ‘don’t sell this, act like this is the greatest storyline you’ve ever been in and you can’t wait to go through the next table.’
“The first time they (Nia Jax) put Lana through a table that’s how she put it over online – ‘oh, I’ve always dreamed of going through a table’.
“So that’s the mind game… this will continue – the more she doesn’t sell, the more hell-bent they will get on getting her to sell.
“She’s married to a wrestler who knows the game and he’s saying, ‘no matter, when they give you your marching orders on Monday you tell them how great it is and you can’t wait to go out there and do it’ because that p***** them off more than anything.”
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Miro addressed concerns about his wife Lana recently and admitted she suffered a legitimate injury after one particularly bad table spot.
The Bulgarian Brute told ToBeMiroTV: “It’s like that time she broke her wrist. Do you know she broke her wrist?
“She got rods and screws and metals and spider webs everything inside her wrist to keep it together.
“But she is tough man, she is a tough girl. As you can tell. She took a table bump. The table broke but CJ didn’t.”