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WWE Issues Statement on Lana’s Promo at the Battleground Pay-Per-View

– WWE issued the following statement on Lana’s promo at WWE Battleground:

“Last night’s segment during WWE’s Battleground event was in no way referring to the Malaysia Airlines tragedy. The storyline with characters Rusev and Lana has been a part of WWE programming for more than 3 months. WWE apologizes to anyone who misunderstood last night’s segment and was offended.”

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14 Responses

  1. Denis says:

    Sorry WWE not buying it. She was clearly referring to the Malaysia Airlines tragedy. And even if she wasn’t she shouldn’t have said what she did as you knew it was going to be taken a certain way. Whoever O.K.’d this was in the wrong

  2. Stonz says:

    Oh hell, it’s entertainment! I thought it was pretty ball-less for them to get rid of the Mohammed Hassan character years ago just because of current events. This Rusev storyline they have going right now is one of the better ones, they shouldn’t abandon it. Plus, it gets her and Rusev some great heat.

  3. Mighty says:

    Agreed, @Stonz, especially how they used Slaughter back in the ’90s when things were way worse!

  4. LOL says:


  5. Roger says:

    Exactly. Slaughter was anti-american and its just entertainment. .smh the soft world we live in.

  6. timothy says:

    Who cares really. WWE is entertainment and the plane being shot down, well i refer to that as population control.

  7. Scott II says:

    Denis, grow a pair.

    It was absolutely unfair how Hassan got thrown under the bus, and the same should not happen to Rusev and Lana. Imagine if this kind of attitude was taken years ago with some other gimmicks.

  8. raven12516 says:

    Denis, the Malaysia Airlines tragedy isn’t the only recent event going on.

  9. chris says:

    If you were offended by last night’s promo, you might be a little too thin skinned to watch television. I thought the promo was brilliant and it has brought the WWE into mainstream media (and sadly, I’m including TMZ in that aspect).

    If you want to be angry at someone for exploiting the tragedy might I suggest Fox News, and CNN which has plastered coverage wall to wall in hopes of getting higher ratings.

  10. Denis says:

    Scott II I’m sure I’ve had a pair longer than u have been alive. We are talking good taste here. Yes Raven there are other things going on but the timing of this was just wrong. There’s entertainment and then there’s this. And Timothy really? Population control. That’s sick. Lana and Rusev were already getting heat without this. And if you take a look at social media and other news outlets you’ll see a lot of people agree with me

  11. Dragon says:

    Misunderstood my ass. You could tell it was in reference to the flight due to the fact that that was the only current event in the area at the moment. The truth is it was a poor choice to do but it happened and that’s it.

  12. T says:

    Nice excuse Vince. But is anyone buying it?

  13. James says:

    I firmly believe she was referring to the tragedy, but I don’t have any issue with it. I just think WWE needs to be more consistent. Abraham Washington got fired for referring to something that we don’t know for an absolute fact even happened. But Lana’s hot so it’s ok.

  14. mackdeezy says:

    When is WWE going to learn that advertiser and kids’ birthday/allowance money isn’t a healthy source of income. Write a good program and the ratings will follow. And sure you may lose the soccermom advertisers and Disney might not want to partner with you (at least directly) but you’d get different advertisers who see people watch this show. Fact is people tune out. There’s only 1-2 storylines going on every week and it’s lame. At least in the past they could have multiple storylines. Playing it safe has alienated their loyal followers to tune out.

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