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Lana Praises Nikki Bella For Helping Her Career, Reveals How Relationship w/Rusev Will Play Out on Total Divas

October 25, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Lana WWE Smackdown

– Lana spoke with E! for a new interview praising Nikki Bella for helping her career, how her relationship with Rusev will be portrayed on Total Divas, and more. Highlights are below:

On her love of the business: “My whole life, since I’ve been a little girl, I’ve watched wrestling and I’ve always wanted to wrestle. I just never thought that I was good enough to do that. I never thought I had the talent to be a professional wrestler. But I don’t want to just hold a microphone and be someone’s manager. I want to get in that ring and fight and compete. There’s nothing in the entire world that has that adrenaline rush.”

On Nikki Bella helping her career: “Nikki has helped me so, so, so much. There have been times in my wrestling journey—and you’re going to see this on the show—when I’ve gotten discouraged because the success doesn’t come overnight. It’s a lot of getting in there and failing. She was really the person that kept on encouraging me not to give up, to be resilient, to be brave and to have courage…At times, I would think maybe I shouldn’t continue to pursue my dream of competing in that ring, but she kept on telling me not to give up and keep on training. I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for Nikki Bella.”

On her relationship with Rusev and how it will be portrayed this season: “Rusev’s Bulgarian, so apparently he feels like we should be getting ready to have children. He’s very traditional and I am not traditional. Children aren’t really on my mind whatsoever because my career is what’s most important to me right now. I’m following my own dreams and aspirations, so you’re going to see us work through that as I try to juggle being a good wife and a good career woman.”