Rusev and Lana have been regulars on Total Divas for a few seasons now, but Lana recently revealed on Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast that they will no longer be part of the show.
Lana talked about what went wrong on the show, and she explained that the show’s producers loved her, but the executives at E! didn’t feel the same way.
“Kevin Dunn told me that E! Executives took a poll and that we are strongly disliked by the demographic, they do not like us and that I’m hated, we’re hated, and that the E! Executives thought that are stories were very slapstick, and they were a strong no.”
The Ravishing Russian went on to explain that she feels like she was screwed over in regards to how she was portrayed on the show.
“There’s so many things in edit that I was royally screwed over. They take someone saying something from one thing and put it there. In edit they can do whatever they want and that’s out of your control. If they want to make me more annoying and I have to play that annoying girl, they’ll do that. There were some things I got really mad about, but it is what it is. I understand that’s what I signed up for. I understand that when you sign up for reality TV, you have to be ready to be not perfect and I was OK with that.”
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