Lana's road to WrestleMania stretches far beyond Monday Night Raw.
On the first night of WrestleMania 37, Lana and Naomi will be competing in a tag team turmoil match. They will be facing The Riott Squad, Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke, Carmella & Billie Kay, and Natalya & Tamina. Not only will the winners become the #1 Contenders for the Women's Tag Team Titles, but they will face the champions, Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler, for the belts on the second night of the event.
In a video posted to her Twitter account (seen below), Lana shared all the emotions she is feeling heading into the show. Furthermore, she questioned what she did to deserve this spot on the card, before realizing that she has worked incredibly hard to get to where she is. Sick of wondering whether she's worthy of holding one of WWE's top prizes, Lana is heading to WrestleMania to get an answer.
"I have been feeling so much emotion this week since they announced our tag team turmoil match at WrestleMania," said Lana. "I have been so thrilled, so excited, so nervous, so grateful, and also really guilty. I think that old imposter syndrome really kicked my ass last night. I just can't help but ask myself this question, 'Why do I deserve this spot when so many other people didn't make it?' After hours of torturing myself - and months before that and years before that - it finally hit me, my road to WrestleMania didn't start 12 months ago. No, it started when I was a little girl, training 40 hours a week to whip my ass in shape by the strictest, most ruthless teachers in a ballet school in Russia. My road to this match started when I crossed the world to start a new life in this country only to find out I was too foreign to be cool and too nerdy to be popular. My road to WrestleMania started when I came to WWE and fought with everything in me only to find out that I wasn't as gifted as everyone else. But I rose up and I stayed in this game when the most vicious and toughest and biggest people on the planet fell away. My road to WrestleMania [is littered with] bad mistakes, regrets, broken tables, and broken bones. I have lived my life in front of the camera. I have loved everything and I have lost everything with all of you watching it. But I'm here now, and at WrestleMania, anything can happen. So I think, 'would it happen for me? Could I become champion?' I know I'm not great, but I believe that I'm good enough. I'm so sick and tired of wondering 'am I worthy?' I'm going to WrestleMania to find out."
On the April 9 edition of SmackDown, all of the teams competing in the turmoil match brawled backstage, but it was Natalya and Tamina who stood tall at the end of the segment.
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