In an interview with Crave, Lana, who joins the cast of season six of Total Divas, explains why you should be watching the show:
“You can expect ratings to go through the roof [laughs] with Lana on TV. We’re manifesting to be the highest rated season yet. I have had an incredible experience. It has been so fun being on Total Divas. I have got a lot closer to the girls. I guess it’s the Russian side of me that takes me a long time to get close to people. It took about two and a half years for me to finally make friends with some of these girls.
“I’m excited because basically, we’re taking you backstage and opening up the curtain on Rusev and me. You’ve seen us together the last three years on TV but now you’re going to see a lot more of our relationship. To be honest, I think a lot of people will fall in love with him [Rusev] because they’re going to see this other side of him that I’ve always been able to see and he’s really fun. I don’t know if people know that but he’s a really funny guy.
“So you’ll see his humor, you’ll see my in-ring debut, and the challenges I faced with ‘Do I valet or do I wrestle?’ You’ll see a lot of stuff of us preparing for the wedding and you will learn a lot more about what has defined me. Lana is an extension of myself.”
It’s a reality television show, so they aren’t totally opening up their world for an actually honest look at it, but we’re absolutely going to see a side of Lana and Rusev we’ve never seen on WWE television. And if that wasn’t enough to get you good and ready for next season — beyond all the drama surrounding how they’ll handle Paige and Alberto Del Rio’s relationship — Lana also said we’ll hear her speak in her real voice.
The countdown is on.