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