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Backstage News on Lana getting a title shot, her in-ring debut

Lana SmackDown Live

For many, the decision to put Lana in a Women’s Championship match at Money In The Bank was very surprising, considering that she hasn’t even made her on screen in ring debut yet. Now Wrestling Observer may have shed some light on the situation.

According to the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE has recycled the plans they originally had for Eva Marie and has put Lana in her place.

While currently, The Ravishing Russian appears to be going into the direction of becoming a top heel in SmackDown roster, the newsletter states that it’s almost a guarantee that she will turn face sooner or later.

Regarding Eva Marie, it’s being said that she is now focusing on her acting career and won’t be returning to WWE in the near future.

It’s worth noting that there were some rumours that Lana will wrestle her first televised match next week on SmackDown Live, though the official WWE website has confirmed that she will make her in-ring debut at Money In The Bank PPV.

  • MrDr3w

    Yeah, they’re gonna have to make Naomi a heel soon with the amount of heat she’s gonna draw at MITB…


    They do what they were doing with Eva, and Lana will continually come up with excuses not to fight.

  • CC

    The problem is, the way she came out and was treated (especially by Naomi) on Smackdown, she actually came across as the sympathetic character, not the heel.
    It doesn’t help that Naomi is a terrible face, but you actually felt sorry for Lana and the way she was spoken to.