Lana said she tried to gain weight and look like Charlotte Flair in 2017 and 2018 for a shot at winning a WWE Championship.
Despite a few title shots, Lana never managed to win a championship during her tenure in WWE.
Speaking to East Coast Autograph Auctions, Lana opened up about what she tried to do to win a WWE title. She lamented that gaining weight and trying to look like Charlotte didn’t work for her.
âThese were my bulking days. Probably 2017-2018, I felt like if I could get fat and look like Charlotte Flair then maybe I could become champion. Unfortunately, it didn’t work for me. You know, not everyone can be genetically superior and also have a famous father who has 16, 17 times (champion). His daughter will overtake him very soon, âsaid Lana. (H / T Fighter)
In the same interaction, Lana revealed that Vince McMahon and Michael Hayes forbade her from changing her hair color and beautifying her character. The company also wanted her to fight only in a leotard.
Lana’s career in WWE
Lana began her WWE career as a valet for her husband Rusev after signing with the company in 2013. She only started her career in the ring in 2016 at WrestleMania 32, where she competed in a match by team of 10 women.
She improved her abilities in the ring and became more than just a valet / manager and even had a chance to win the SmackDown Women’s title in 2017, when she faced champion Naomi. She had a few chances to win the title, but failed to win it.
Lana then had another chance last year, when she argued with Asuka, but failed to win the Women’s RAW title. Earlier this year, Lana teamed up with Naomi and had a chance against Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler on RAW, but the challengers didn’t take the win. Lana hasn’t won any titles in her five-year in-ring career.
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