WWE star Rusev amazingly claims he helped set up affair storyline with wife Lana and Bobby Lashley
WWE star Rusev has hit back at critics suggesting that his storyline with wife Lana and Bobby Lashley has been designed to humiliate him…by revealing he has been collaborating on it.
The Bulgarian Brute debuted on RAW back in 2014 alongside the Ravishing Russian, with the two tying the knot in real life years later.
However, WWE recently made the decision to split up the popular duo in a controversial storyline that has seen Lana have an affair with Bobby Lashley.
The 34-year-old – real name CJ Perry – has since revealed that she is seven weeks pregnant with Rusev’s baby, with the Bulgarian also forced to admit that he is a sex addict.
The hugely polarising angle has seen fans send Lashley death threats, but it remains one of WWE’s most-watched content online, with over 7 million views for the Divorce Court segment on YouTube.
In an exclusive interview with SunSport, Rusev – real name Miroslav Barnyashev – admitted he and Lana have had to make adjustments in their married life.
But when asked if he was told to do the storyline, the 33-year-old replied: “It’s a collaboration.
“There’s adjustments that we make, but that’s just life.
“We’re committed to our characters on TV, so we just have to make slight adjustments, but we’re professionals and we’re coping with it.
“It’s great, I think we are in the best storyline currently going on and the best storyline that’s been around for years.
“It’s getting a lot of views and a lot of eyes on it. Some people like it, some people love it, but at the end of the day, it’s the hottest storyline going on.”
There’s adjustments that we make, but that’s just life. Some people like it, some people love it, but at the end of the day, it’s the hottest storyline going on.
Rusev on wife Lana’s affair storyline
Former WWE star Ryback recently revealed his fears that Vince McMahon was trying to embarrass Rusev with the storyline because he’s locked in contract talks.
And in a since-deleted tweet, new AEW signing Jake Hager (Jack Swagger) tweeted to the Bulgarian: “Leave her (Lana) and that a**hole company.”
But Rusev joked that his only goal is to “live to 150-years-old”, and is doing the best with what has been given to him.
He added: “My goal is to be healthy, that’s my first-and-foremost. It doesn’t matter about storylines or things like that.
“One day you ride a tank but the next day, you do nothing but main event dark matches so it’s a big wave, you just gotta ride the wave and do the best with anything that is given to you.
“You gotta enjoy everything you do, and you gotta control what you can control because some things you can’t, and there’s no point being mad so whatever I can control, I do, and if not, I’m just having a blast with it.”
Lana has been taking criticism of the angle in her stride by claiming that she is helping RAW’s ratings by having fans constantly talk about her.
The high-profile storyline with both the Almighty and her husband comes just months after she expressed frustrations with her role in WWE.
And should the events culminate in a mixed tag match, Rusev has no hesitation about which female star he’d call upon to take on his wife.
He said: “It’s gotta be Asuka, she’s definitely my favourite women superstar and I think she’s the best on the roster.
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“I started lessons this year because I’ve always got to improve myself in some shape or form.”
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