After being out of action since September with a wrist injury, "the ravishing Russian" Lana returned to WWE television -- and to former charge and real-life fiancee Rusev's side -- on Monday night's RAW in Pittsburgh.
Lana popped up on Monday night in a short pre-commercial backstage segment with Rusev, while the announcers played up their engagement, the news of which "was first reported by TMZ." Michael Cole then announced that Rusev and Lana would be guests on MizTV, following the commercial break.
After returning from commercial, Rusev was in the ring with The Miz for MizTV. The crowd chanted "WE WANT LANA," which enraged Rusev, because Lana is HIS. (He also referred to Lana as "his wife," which may have been a slip-up.) Rusev claimed that Lana was the only person who gave him support while he was out of action with an injury and he invited Lana out to the ring to join them.
Miz asked Lana to explain why she is back with Rusev and she essentially explained that they are everyone's one true pairing. "We fight hard and we love hard," she said. Lana insisted she didn't go all the way with Ziggler and RuRu explained he didn't go all the way with Summer. Both statements resulted in "YES YOU DID" chants from the crowd.
The Bulgarian brute and the ravishing Russian then shared an extended makeout sesh before they were interrupted by Ryback. Ryback apparently heard Lana and "the Zig-man" did, in fact, go all of the way. The entire way. Ryback then claimed to be hungry and Lana instructed Rusev to CRUSH. This led to a match between the two men, which the announcers insisted was scheduled.
Late in the match, Ryback shoved Rusev into the ring steps, which then hit Lana. A concerned Rusev tended to Lana, which resulted in Ryback earning a victory by countout. Obviously, the feud between Rusev and Ryback is just heating up. Or simmering, at the very least.
Lana was last seen on WWE television as part of a much-maligned love rectangle storyline involving Dolph Ziggler and Summer Rae. Lana accidentally leaking her engagement to Rusev on Instagram while being involved in an on-screen relationship with Ziggler reportedly resulted in "nuclear heat" for her backstage.