According to The Dirty Sheets podcast, “when Rusev returned to WWE after suffering an injury, plans were in place for him to face Randy Orton for the WWE Title at Money in the Bank, however those plans were later scrapped in favor of having Jinder Mahal win the title. When Rusev finally returned to WWE, he lost his first big PPV return match when he faced John Cena in a Flag Match at WWE Battleground.”
The report adds things got fairly heated between Rusev and the WWE creative team, when he expressed his frustration with the way he was being booked in the company.
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However, Rusev has agreed to stay on until his current contract expires. It’s uncertain whether or not Lana would stay with the company if he decides to depart after his contract is up.
Lana is currently beginning a managerial program with Tamina on SmackDown after she failed to capture the SmackDown Women’s Championship from Naomi several months ago. She is also training to better her in-ring prowess.
This isn’t the first time the couple has been in hot water, however. A previous story line where the couple separated was scrapped after the pair announced their engagement in 2015. They’ve been rumored to carry “heat” on and off backstage ever since.
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