Rusev and Lana were recent guests on Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast where the couple revealed that E! dropped them from all future episodes of Total Divas, the popular reality show that began back in 2013. Lana admits that she was very hurt when she found out, comparing it to her early tryouts for the WWE.
Kevin Dunn told me that E! Executives took a poll and that we are strongly disliked by the demographic. They do not like us and that I’m hated, we’re hated, and that the E! Executives thought that our stories were very slapstick, and they were a strong no. I was shocked. I just sat there. It was like my tryout for WWE all over again. I’ve gone through a lot of different range of emotions. I’ll cry, but when I get hurt, I get really angry. That’s how I deal with hurt, I get really angry. Like, who is this new E! Executive?
It’s just that I’m not liked and one part of me is like – and I said that – Mark Carrano and Kevin Dunn was there and I said, ‘Maybe, I’m just not a likable person.’ I know I’m a good person, but maybe I have a boring personality because I’m just not liked.
Lana claims that the editing of Total Divas was done to make her look bad.
There’s so many things in edit that I was royally screwed over. I understand that when you sign up for reality TV, you have to be ready to be not perfect and I was OK with that.
The Bulgarian Brute jumped in, saying that he’ll make his own reality show.
I’ll make my own show. Once I get rejected from somewhere or whatnot, I’m moving on.
Check out the full interview here.