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Lana's Reevaluation (2015)

Her name is Lana and Cageside Seats readers have reported back on what they love and loathe about the Ravishing Russian. Here's the full evaluation.

What you loved:

  1. Charismatic - A heat magnet, Lana is fantastic at controlling the crowds with the mic. One of the best actors on the roster.
  2. Carried Rusev - Let's be honest, his gimmick is not exactly original, but with Lana by his side, things felt very different. Rusev is a talented guy and Lana sent him over the top. Good thing they are staying together...oh wait...
  3. Look - One of the best dressed people in the WWE, she's got a look that just jumps off the screen.
  4. Social Media - If you're on Instagram/Twitter, she's a must follow; great pictures and very funny.
  5. Ice Queen - She has perfected this gimmick, it's a shame that character is slowly going away.

Best comment comes via Mr.P.Teacher:

"Lana never breaks kayfabe on social media. She’s the anti-Stephanie McMahon."


What you loathed:

  1. Face Turn - We are witnessing what happens when Vince wants something, and the writers have to make it happen, no matter how illogical the path becomes. Lana went from controlling Rusev, to being told what to do; sit in a chair, thrown out of ringside, etc. Now she's kissing random dudes and leaving with them, what?!
  2. Cena Feud - She was relegated to Cena's sexist remarks, which happened on more than one occasion. This feud didn't help Rusev much either, went 1-3 in PPV matches.
  3. Wrestling - Lana has had a little training in the past, but have to deduct points for not being able to get in there and take some bumps.
  4. What's Next? - At this moment; Rusev is done, and she's with Ziggler. So does she just become a manager for other wrestlers? Will she lose the "Ice Queen" gimmick almost entirely? You guys, are not looking forward to generic Lana, if she even keeps that name, ahh!...

Best comment comes via South of Mars and North of Hell:

"The Lana babyface turn is inevitable at this point, but the execution has been less than enthralling, and often quite uncomfortable; the turn is going to absolutely kill Rusev, if it hasn’t already, which is a shame. Also, what will Lana do when she’s done with being a mouthpiece? Find someone else to represent? Learn to wrestle? Just stand there and look pretty?"

On to the poll! With 299 votes, Lana's average score is 4.3, last year she received a 3.4

Thanks, Cagesiders! The next pick is already up, check it out!

Until then!

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