When Paul Heyman took over the creative direction of Monday Night Raw in the summer of 2019, Lana was one of the first Superstars to reap the benefits.
Starting an angle with her real-life husband, Rusev and her new on-screen lover, Bobby Lashley, Lana was afforded opportunities to push the envelope in ways that have not been seen in over a decade in WWE.
Speaking with Sportskeeda, Lana commented in the creative Direction since Paul Heyman took the reins
“Paul Heyman is so incredible. Paul Heyman has been one of my favorites for as long as I can remember since I was a little girl,” she began. “He and Stephanie McMahon are the reason why I wanted to become a WWE Superstar because they are such compelling storytellers and entertaining, and they're really able to drive the story by being on the mic and talking and being entertaining, and smart and compelling. I feel he's really able to bring that to the table as well. When he's a character and when he's on the microphone, he's able to tell those compelling stories, and he brings that as a showrunner. I feel like he's given so many people opportunities, who wouldn't otherwise have opportunities. And the way he tells the story across the show, I feel like everything's very intertwined and threaded.”
She continued, “I feel like that's a very, very, very interesting quality and that's how scripted television goes. Everything is threaded. And I feel like everything is a lot more threaded on RAW, which I really, really like, and I actually thankful that a lot of people are getting opportunities that haven't always had opportunities. And I'm excited to see what's to come.”
You can read the full interview at this link.