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Topic: Rusev & Bobby Lashley Storyline
Posted By: admin
Subject: Rusev & Bobby Lashley Storyline
Date Posted: 01/October/2019 at 13:06
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The first kissing was lame and looked shit. When they went for it a second time with ass grabbing and tongues, my God that's how you have a OMG moment.

I didn't think E would go down the interacial BBC storyline route, but Lana looked to be enjoying her role LOL

I'm not sure why Rusev though was booked like a stupid idiot watching his wife acting that way and doing nothing about it.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 01/October/2019 at 16:08
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

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The first kissing was lame and looked shit. When they went for it a second time with ass grabbing and tongues, my God that's how you have a OMG moment.

I didn't think E would go down the interacial BBC storyline route, but Lana looked to be enjoying her role LOL

I'm not sure why Rusev though was booked like a stupid idiot watching his wife acting that way and doing nothing about it.


I'm sensing that Heyman likes this kind of angle what with Maria and Mike Kanellis and now this storyline.

On one hand I could see why they would pair Lashley with Lana, it puts heat on him and Lashley is a really crummy promo so Lana can carry the verbal work for him.
I did find the whole thing a little cringey although credit where its due Lashley and Lana seemed to be having a good time out there and were convincing, people of course will now start assuming this is punishment for Rusev who is said to be stalling on a new contract and maybe exiting WWE at the end of his deal, plus he recently asked for time off which tends to be frowned upon.


I'm interested to see where this angle goes and if it means a high profile feud and push for both Lashley and Rusev, two talents who I really like, then I'm all for it. I think these two can put together some really good hard hitting power style matches as well.

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 01/October/2019 at 18:57
This is an absolutely bollocks angle

They did the exact same sort of Angle with Ziggler and Lana - albeit it not as out there as what that kiss was, i mean lashley had himself some hot ass right there.

Rusev should be booked in meaningful feuds instead of going from pointless feud to pointless feud


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 15/October/2019 at 13:22
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It was the worst segment they have done so far and not what we need to see on a wrestling show.

Who cares if Lana is having her feet and calfs rubbed? At least make it more mature and get Lashley massaging her thighs or at least back and shoulders.

Where was Rusev? He should have been booked to have know where Lana and Bobby were so we could have finally seen some physicality between the two men.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 15/October/2019 at 16:27
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

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It was the worst segment they have done so far and not what we need to see on a wrestling show.

Who cares if Lana is having her feet and calfs rubbed? At least make it more mature and get Lashley massaging her thighs or at least back and shoulders.

Where was Rusev? He should have been booked to have know where Lana and Bobby were so we could have finally seen some physicality between the two men.


Agreed. The past two weeks were segments that served a purpose to antagonise Rusev, and while its safe to say this kind of soap opera type stuff wont appeal to everyone I thought the talent involved all did a good job.

But this week the segment served no purpose, why would any wrestling fans want to see Lana getting a massage from Lashley?? It was just dumb and cringey. Seemed the segment existed only for Lana and the first masseuse before Lashley arrived to make sexual innuendos and not even ones that were particularly funny.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 23/October/2019 at 11:23
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Who'd have thought the favourite restaurant of Lana will have been in Cleveland of all places.

How can she call it her favourite if she claims she's never been because Rusev would never take her?

There has to be more to the storyline. If it's only because Rusev sends money he makes back home to his family in Bulgaria that's not a reason for her to hate her husband.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 23/October/2019 at 17:34
The in-ring interview with Lawler and Rusev came across a bit awkward in its execution, both men appeared a bit uncomfortable with the storyline and what they were having to say. It was good to see a different more babyface side of Rusev but I didn't like how he appeared to not care that his wife was cheating on him right before his eyes and said he hoped they could pass through this, that is not something you want a babyface talent saying, he should be wanting to tear both of them apart and should be showing anger not indifference.

The storyline is that Lana is a gold digger wanting the finer things in life while Rusev was cautious with his money sending much of it home to his poor family in Bulgaria, so Lana has now run into the arms of Lashley who gives her everything she wants.

This was a much better segment than the horrible massage nonsense last week, I was glad that Rusev finally snapped and stormed into the restaurant to attack Lashley, that is the kind of stuff fans want to see.

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Posted By: Kondor
Date Posted: 24/October/2019 at 07:49
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

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But in any case I do and always have liked Rusev in the ring so I hope at least this feud produces some good hard hitting matches. Rusev has lost a lot of weight by the way and could better match Lashley's agility these days.  


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 24/October/2019 at 12:17
Rusev has got himself into fantastic shape and I wonder if this has prompted WWE to give him a push? He needs to lose the pornstar moustache though not a good look.

Something seems strange about this angle, the fact Rusev seemed so indifferent to his wife cheating and said he was loyal to her still, makes me wonder if this is all part of some elaborate angle that will see Rusev form a alliance with Lashley and Lana.
I actually liked the idea of a Rusev/Lana babyface couple and the fans liked them too which again makes it seem strange that WWE have gone in this direction.

There are some theories on this, it's been said that Rusev and Lana were not happy with their booking in WWE and they requested time off earlier this year, could this storyline be a punishment? Stranger things have happened in WWE.
The other theory is Vince felt Rusev needed to be a solo act to move up the card and Lashley needed a mouth-piece so it gave him Lana to do the promo work while at the same time putting heat on Lashley for stealing Rusev's wife.



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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 26/October/2019 at 13:48
I hate everything about this storyline.

Rusev does look in great shape though and is getting TV time which i suppose is a positive.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 30/October/2019 at 15:33
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When it can't get any more stupid Lana calls Rusev a sex addict and explains why, which obviously was going to get him a Rock pop LOL

She brought up not wanting kids. This was used on Total Divas ages ago and got played out. We don't need it again.

Rusev cannot be a fan of this storyline. E have to find a way to reunite them so it can be forgotten.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 01/November/2019 at 12:01
I quite enjoyed the segment on Raw this week, yes the dialogue was silly and Rusev and Lana did seem to be struggling to take it seriously.
The thing is though its actually quite believable that Lana was a career obsessed gold digger and Rusev was wanting to start a family, so while many are calling this whole storyline ridiculous its actually not that far fetched.

I do still feel like Rusev and Lana could be getting punished with this angle though, I hope I'm wrong and both have happily consented to it.
I enjoyed seeing Rusev finally snap and shove his wedding ring down Lashley's throat during the brawl.

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Posted By: 4 of em
Date Posted: 19/November/2019 at 19:29
This storyline will not and is not working in the PG era. Attitude ear , maybe. For me , WWE may need a reboot totally. It’s been many month since I’ve been on the forum. WWE has gotten worse by the week. Thank goodness for AEW. I remember Vince saying once , the audience is now to smart to fall for gimmicks , yet we have The Fiend. They have way to many superstars and don’t know what or how to manage all of them. Most are average at best. I can’t admit , I may have been wrong about Becky , but even now she’s gotten stale but the Lana , Lashley story is beyond ridiculous. How about trying a wrestling show ? Heck it might just work !! 

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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 19/November/2019 at 21:55
It was a disaster from day 1 however what it has done is help Rusev get more over so at least it has achieved something 

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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 10/December/2019 at 12:24
More car crash tv this week, for a real husband and wife Rusev and Lana do not have great chemistry on screen, Lana seems too over the top with her screaming and shouting and Rusev is too calm appearing to not care about what is happening around him.

The positives are its providing a talking point at least and puts both Rusev and Lashley into high profile positions as this is currently the top feud on Raw with Lesnar on another hiatus. Also Rusev is still really over with lots of loud Rusev Day chants.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 10/December/2019 at 16:07
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The only real pluses I could get from the segment was Lana looking hotter than she has for ages and divorce expert Jerry Lawler taking charge, which had to be a insider joke.

Rusev came out in a duck t shirt. He didn't even make the effort to wear his own merchandise.

The whole restraining order stuff we've seen is dumb. E wouldn't allow Lana to get one against Rusev to stop him coming to work. Basically Lana somehow had the power over E so they had to pay Rusev for not turning up to work.


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Posted By: #Heel
Date Posted: 10/December/2019 at 19:09
I cant believe they haven't canned this feud yet it's been so bad 

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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 11/December/2019 at 10:01
Originally posted by #Heel #Heel wrote:

I cant believe they haven't canned this feud yet it's been so bad 
 

When they cut the soap opera bullshit the brawl segments have actually been pretty good, but the dumb divorce stuff has been awful, not helped by the fact that neither Rusev or Lashley are particularly good talkers. 

Lana has done well with her performances and has got herself over as a hated heel so she will be a good heater for Lashley or whichever heel talent she is associated with.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 18/December/2019 at 13:02
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The acting of Lana was worse than ever before with her screeching and jumping up and down.

When Lashley told her nobody tells him what to do, it was clear what he was going to do next, despite a fair part of the audience cheering it as if a face turn was on it's way.

The only sensible way to end it all would be for it to come out that all three were in it together to get more camera time and exposure and that the fans were all dumb to fall for it.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 19/December/2019 at 11:49
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

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The acting of Lana was worse than ever before with her screeching and jumping up and down.

When Lashley told her nobody tells him what to do, it was clear what he was going to do next, despite a fair part of the audience cheering it as if a face turn was on it's way.

The only sensible way to end it all would be for it to come out that all three were in it together to get more camera time and exposure and that the fans were all dumb to fall for it.
 

I actually didn't mind the segment, it was done in a way that it was supposed to be obvious that Lashley and Lana were only interested in the fame and money that being a ''power couple'' brings. This could work for Lashley as Lana will get him heat but Lashley needs to be booked to get it done in the ring. I still think Lashley should be booked as he was in TNA as a dominant Lesnar type destroyer, MVP was also a excellent mouth-piece for him. 

I actually quite like your idea of it coming out that it was all a ruse to get more exposure money and fame and that Rusev was in on it. I think Rusev is a horrible babyface and would be far better switching back to his Bulgarian brute heel character.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 01/January/2020 at 10:24
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Just a bit predictable as a E wedding never goes off without something ruining it.

The quarter hour ratings of these segments are apparently really strong which I can understand because it's so shit and badly acted and booked that it makes it kinda unmissable.

Shouldn't they still have got married then? If you're that in love with someone you wouldn't let some cake on your outfit stop you.


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 01/January/2020 at 11:05
This whole storyline has been very tongue in cheek, the segments have apparently been the highest rated of the WWE YouTube clips and I think the tv ratings have done good numbers too.
Its supposed to be trashy, I find myself cringing a little at the poor acting and some of the material but I also find myself entertained by much of it and looking forward to the next segment, it is like its so bad its kind of unmissable tv.

This angle has also succeeded in turning Lana into one of the most hated characters in WWE putting heel heat on Lashley as a result and its also made Rusev into a popular babyface, on the whole this angle should be considered a success.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 08/January/2020 at 12:51
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If we took it seriously and not as the must see car crash segments it is, we'd have pissed all over that segment.

Rusev looked ridiculous stood in front of a fake beach with a palm tree that wasn't moving in the wind.

Also if Lana was cheating on Rusev with Liv, why is Rusev being so nice to Liv and why is she in his corner next week LOL


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 12/January/2020 at 09:26
I must be the only one who's enjoying this feud.

If you watch it tongue in cheek which you're supposed to then a lot of this storyline has been entertaining, its been a ratings winner as people have tuned in just to see how ridiculous things get.

I enjoyed the segment this week and it was good to see Rusev get serious at the end and set the match for next week with Lashley.

Whats been good about this is its added layers to the characters of Lashley, Rusev and Lana and allowed fans to become more emotionally invested in them.

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