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Report: Heat on Lana for her Twitter fight with Paige - a shoot that WWE is turning into a work

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Only in pro wrestling, folks.

Tuesday morning, while we were still sorting out the who-knew-what-when of the infamous Reid Flair segment on Raw (not that we won't always be doing that for the rest of our lives, or fandom, whichever last longer), Lana Tweeted then deleted some remarks about the upcoming Divas title match. Her comments were fairly generic, except for an accusation that Paige had "bullied" her in Developmental.

The fiery Brit shot back and things pretty clearly left kayfabe for at least a second, with Paige claiming that Lana leaked news of her engagement to TMZ and that she was angling for a "storyline".

Everyone agreed to go their separate ways after a bit with some insincere reading goodbyes, and published a story about the tiff, and the internet said, "ahh, it's a work".

Not so fast, according to a report from The Wrestling Observer (subscription required, but recommended).

According to Dave Meltzer and team, company officials - who were already unhappy with Lana over how events played out surrounding her real-life engagement to Rusev and how news of it effected her angle with him, Summer Rae and Dolph Ziggler - were legitimately angry with the injured Diva because of her Tweets, likely because the subject of "bullying" in Developmental is a sore one considering the controversy that lead to Bill DeMott's exit, and the company's public service efforts like Be a S.T.A.R.

The story was a way to cover up the potentially damaging Tweets to make them seem like they were a planned storyline all along, which they were not.

Paige, for her part, hasn't said anything since Tuesday, which makes sense since she does have a high-profile pay-per-view (PPV) match on Sunday. Lana has resumed generically Tweeting about her comeback, including a new picture this morning.

We'll keep you posted on all the latest drama, folks. Meanwhile, continue to play work or shoot below.

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