Ever since the Superstars Shakeup process took place in April, the Total Divas couple, Rusev and Lana were moved to the Smackdown Live brand.
This time they are supposed to perform individually to ensure that the Ravishing Russian can establish herself as a singles competitor in the women’s division.
The teasing seemed to be endless with new vignettes airing on the show, every week. This reminds us of a similar gimmick from last year, Emmalina which turned out to be disastrous.
The gimmick built around Emma never even witnessed a proper debut and it was abandoned, afterwards.
— CJ (Lana) Perry (@LanaWWE) May 28, 2017
Later, this gimmick was given to Lana in order to recreate it with someone who has already earned the fame of being the Ravishing One. Recently, WWE.com revealed the outfits of Lana that she will wear upon her debut on Smackdown Live.
It has many similarities to that of Emmalina indicating that the gimmick was handed over to her.
— CJ (Lana) Perry (@LanaWWE) May 30, 2017
Now, the question is when we can expect to see her on the blue brand, finally. In a recent tweet from her official account, she stated that she is training hard to make her debut perfect, in the near future.
— WWE (@WWE) May 25, 2017
Although she did not indicate the exact schedule, it is speculated that she will show up the post-Money in the Bank episode of Smackdown Live. As per the recent happenings on the blue brand, there are not any storyline perspectives where the creative can fit her into.
— CJ (Lana) Perry (@LanaWWE) April 26, 2017
It might appear that she might be added to the Money in the Bank ladder match as the sixth participant. But, it is unlikely since she has not made her official debut, till date.
There are also quite rumours going on whether she will be worthy enough to compete on the Smackdown roster or not. To give a befitting reply to the haters, Lana posted another tweet stating that she is a trained athlete in Martial Arts.
So, the Smackdown locker room should be ready to get crushed by the lady Bulgarian Brute.