“The Ravishing Russian” Lana is scheduled to go toe-to-toe with WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi at Sunday’s Money In The Bank pay-per-view. Behind the scenes, Lana has worked hard to prepare for this championship showdown.
“I’m really excited about showing my in-ring journey because I have been training a lot over the last year,” she Lana in an interview with USA Today. “It wasn’t always a skip in the park, but I was just so hungry to learn. My past is very, very different than (the other performers). But I am a strong believer to follow your own path, no matter what people think.”
But Naomi may just be too much for Lana to overcome…
Tell me more about Noami
Naomi is a 2-time WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion. She literally lights up the area with her neon glow entrance. She’s a former Miami Heat cheerleader and she once was a Funkadactyl. And if you don’t know about the Funkadactyls, here’s a little history lesson, champ!
After the Funkadactyls split up, Naomi joined forces with Tamina Snuka and Sasha Banks to form Team B.A.D. But of course, Naomi achieved her greatest success on her own. Naomi’s is the premiere athlete on the WWE’s blue brand; she dominates SmackDown’s terrain and looks to add “The Ravishing Russian” Lana onto her long list of prey.
Naomi reigned supreme at WrestleMania 33, where she won her second Women’s Championship in her hometown of Orlando, Florida.
However, Naomi has been showing a lot of hubris lately. She doubts Lana’s abilities. Will pride come before the fall at Money In The Bank?
Tell me more about Lana
“The Ravishing Russian” Lana is like a renaissance woman. She’s an actor, model, singer, manager, and professional wrestler. Naomi is probably not doing herself any favors by doubting this blonde bombshell.
Lana is most famous for her role as Rusev’s manager. Rusev is her husband and life partner. But now, she’s off on her own, going after the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship. She earned her opportunity at the title by being a serious torn in the side of the champion.
Her real name is Catherine Joy Perry. She has appeared in both Pitch Perfect films as well as the cartoon movie Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon. She is also a cast member of the reality series Total Divas.
Will Lana become the new WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion this Sunday?