REPORT: WWE To Split Lana, Rusev On Air; Lana Getting New Look

The on-screen pairing of real-life husband and wife Rusev and Lana reportedly is coming to an end. 

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Lana's new dancing gimmick will lead to a babyface turn, which would split her from husband. According to the Observer, WWE wants to add a female with that type of gimmick, which is thought to stand out from the current female roster, which emphasizes good wrestlers and top athletes.

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WWE has been hyping Lana's debut on Smackdown since she moved to that brand during the "Superstar Shake-Up" a few weeks ago. Rusev also moved to Smackdown during the Shake-Up, but he is still out recovering from shoulder surgery.

When Lana does finally debut on Smackdown, she is expected to have a new look. Natalya tweeted out this picture promoting "Total Divas" that featured Lana in some new ring attire:

That would be a significant change from the ring gear Lana wore during her previous, abbreviated run as an in-ring competitor, which included participating in a multi-person tag match on the preshow at WrestleMania 32:

Lana has been working sporadic matches at NXT house shows in Florida for the past several months, preparing for an in-ring career.


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