Lana has finally made her long-awaited return to WWE.
"The Ravishing Russian" appeared to a great reaction from the Smackdown Live crowd on Tuesday, after well over a month of vignettes hyping her return. She asked to enter the first ever women's Money in the Bank ladder match, which was met by laughter from her peers. She walked off frustrated following an exchange with Naomi. She would return at the end of a six-woman tag and attack Naomi.
Lana formerly served as manager to her husband Rusev, who is also awaiting a return to the blue brand. Both were brought to Smackdown Live during April's Superstar Shake-up.
While she's only had one televised main roster match, Lana has been working NXT live events since December. While touring with the developmental territory, Lana picked up wins over Liv Morgan, Ruby Riot, and others.