WWE: Lana Discusses Women’s Royal Rumble, Total Divas and Her Accent

World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Lana was a recent guest on 107.7 The Bone with Baby Huey & Bimbo Jimbo this week talking about a number of interesting topics. You can listen to the full interview right here.

The guys at the show sent along these notes from their discussion with Lana.

On how Rusev felt about Lana becoming a part of Total Divas:

“He definitely wanted to do it. He fully supports me, and so he was excited to do it. He’s a character. He’s so funny. So, he’s just himself on that like ‘Sure if cameras want to follow me around that’s fine. I might just be naked at my pool. It’s not my fault the cameras are here.’ Which you guys are going to have to watch Total Divas. That might happen next week.”

If she was worried dropping her accent on Total Divas could damage the Lana character:

“I wasn’t nervous. Maybe other people were nervous, but I wasn’t nervous because we are story tellers. When I walk through that curtain on Smackdown Live I am a Russian villain, at least at this point in time. To me when just like when you watch a movie or you watch a TV show to me you know Nicole Kidman or Leonardo DiCaprio you know that they are actors, but also great actors find that extension of themselves. So, when I walk through that curtain I find the extension of myself of being the Ravishing Russian in there. We are actors, we are entertainers, and most of all we are story tellers…I was actually really excited because to me it’s giving the world the chance to see that we are story tellers.”

On being a part of the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble:

“I am so, so, so grateful that I am going to be a part of the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble. When I first found out about it I was in the car with Rusev…and I just started screaming, and then I started crying because I just couldn’t believe it. I was just so overwhelmed with gratitude. I’ve always wanted to be a part of history with women in WWE, and to be able to not just watch it from the sidelines, but to actually be a part of it I’m just like thank you, God. I am so grateful that I could be a part of this moment.”

Thanks again to them for sending those notes along. You can listen to the full interview right here.