There is only one explanation for what’s happening to Lana on WWE Raw, and it makes Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard look pathetic.
Lana and Natalya have joined forces on WWE Raw after commiserating on their recent experiences in which the people around them let them down. The BOATs have serious potential as a tag team, adding depth to the Women’s Tag Team Division and being a part of the title picture as a sleeper team.
However, the story around Lana hasn’t focused on her reemerging in-ring career and tag team with Nattie, but, rather, she’s been taking pointless table bumps at the hands of another heel tag team, the current champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler, each and every week on Raw.
It happened again this week. Nattie and Lana, with the latter taking a pin, lost in a six-woman tag match alongside Zelina Vega against the trio of Dana Brooke, Mandy Rose, and WWE Raw Women’s Champion Asuka.
Lana is being punished on WWE Raw
The backdrop amidst these weekly table bumps is Lana’s husband Miro signing with competitors All Elite Wrestling recently, taking a shot at WWE after all they put him through.
It seems like Bruce Prichard, who is now in charge of Raw, and Vince McMahon haven’t taken too kindly to that, because there is no other explanation for why they have been forcing Lana to take these bumps each week. The spots serve no storyline purpose, they don’t drive interest in the product, and they merely serve as a punishment at Lana or a rib that pops two immature adults writing a plodding three-hour show that is woefully behind every other weekly wrestling show in terms of quality.
Hopefully, this nonsense ends shortly, and we can just focus on what Lana and Natalya are doing in the ring. WWE is extremely petty, which is nothing new. But my goodness, you’d think they’d think of something a lot more productive to do with their own, valuable network television time.