What Happened After Raw Went Off Air? Did Lana And Rusev Break Up In Real Life? Paige News? WWE NEWS

What Happened After Raw Went Off Air? Did Lana And Rusev Break Up In Real Life? Paige News? WWE NEWS


Here is your news for
February 5, 2020. We’re starting off today with
news from RAW, as though Liv Morgan, Lana and Bobby
Lashley were all present,
the fourth man of their recent angle, Rusev,
wasn’t on the show. On Twitter, fans speculated
about why the Bulgarian Brute didn’t appear, and following news
of a Southern California wrestler reportedly failing the
company’s wellness policy, one fan said it was a bold strategy
for Rusev to get suspended in the hopes that WWE would
fire him. Sarcastically replying that the
fan was a great role model, Rusev also denied a rumor
from a separate fan who said the former United States Champion
was injured, without any actual evidence to this claim. As for the Southern California
star who will be suspended, Samoa Joe was strongly hinted
at being that Superstar, though WWE have reportedly
denied that. Rusev was last seen on the
January 20th episode of RAW, where he and Morgan lost to
Lana and Lashley, and though he was advertised for being in
the men’s Royal Rumble, a storyline fight backstage
prevented both he and the Destroyer from making it to
the match. Another rumor speculated on
by fans is that Rusev and Lana have split up in real life, though
that doesn’t appear to be the case if you look at their
personal social media profiles. This picture of Lana comes from
the Instagram account for their pets, and a source in WWE
has said the pair are still happily married. We’ll have to see what happens
with Rusev, but the fact that he reportedly hasn’t re-signed
with WWE yet could always play into things. Though Lana would lose to Liv
Morgan on RAW this week, it was the Ravishing Russian
who’d have the last laugh, as the returning Ruby Riott attacked
Morgan. On Twitter, Morgan processed
the return of her former team-mate, sharing a picture
of the two with the caption “Squad, huh?”, as it looks like
a feud between the two is in the works. Though a singles feud between
Riott and Morgan could be huge, this does leave us to
wonder if WWE will be encouraged to use the often-
overlooked Sarah Logan in the process for a full Riott Squad
reunion. Though Lana would leave RAW
feeling like a winner, though she lost her match, her husband
Bobby Lashley wasn’t so fortunate, as he missed out on
a WWE Title opportunity at Super Showdown. After losing to Ricochet in the
main event in a match that also included Seth Rollins, the former
Intercontinental Champion would be tweeted at by Lio Rush,
his former hype-man, who told Lashley that he’s only a
phone call away. There was a time where it seemed
like Rush would be fired or quit the company, but it seems
now that the former NXT Cruiserweight Champion is back
in the company’s good books. Replying to the tweet, Lashley
said “I hear you brotha,” as it seems a reunion between the
two isn’t so farfetched after all. Instead of Lashley, it’ll be
Ricochet who meats the Beast in Riyadh on February 27th, and
this comes just weeks after he helped eliminate Lesnar from
the men’s Rumble match. For the time being, though, we
just have to sit back and see whether or not WWE themselves
decides to take a shot on pairing these two up again.
Either way, we think it’d be an exciting story to tell. From RAW to SmackDown now,
and Goldberg is returning to the Blue brand this week, and
with news confirming that the former WCW World Heavy
weight Champion will be competing at Super Showdown,
the big question now is who’s next. On Instagram, Goldberg asked
that very same question in a post where he showed off his
first spear, and Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio
also confirmed Goldberg’s return to the ring. The last time he was in Saudi
Arabia, Goldberg lost to The Undertaker, and the current
favorites to face the Hall of Famer this time is Matt Riddle
or Roman Reigns, and the betting gurus are leaning to
the Big Dog more. After his Summerslam squash
match against Dolph Ziggler, it’s also possible that Golberg
will receive an opponent it’s fun for him to defeat, and given
that there are quite a few heels who could work well with
Goldberg, and due a serious butt-kicking, we’ll find out
who’s next soon enough. Goldberg wasn’t the only Hall
of Famer speculated on for the show though, as the PW Insider
previously reported that Sting was in strong talks to
appear at Super Showdown on February 27th. Though the Stinger retired
during his 2016 Hall of Fame induction, Sting did hint at
another match, and though
there were rumors that his Super
Showdown appearance could have started at the Royal Rumble,
that clearly wasn’t what happened. Now, it seems that the Icon is
out of the show, as PW
Insider reported: “As noted, several weeks ago
in The Elite section of PWInsider.com, there had been
a push for Sting to be used at the 2/27 event, but as of last
night, we are told those talks have died down.” Perhaps WWE and Sting will
come to some agreement one day that’ll allow the former WCW
World Champion to wrestle again, but for now, we know that
the Icon won’t be appearing at Super Showdown. Back to RAW now, and Asuka
and Natalya fought a snug-looking match this week,
a match that left some serious war wounds on the Canadian. Though Asuka’s victory earned
her another shot at RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch,
all that Natalya earned was a bruise around her eye, which
she posted online for fans to see. Watching the match back,
several of their early
lockups do seem more like legit grappling
than normal. and after the bell, a heated Nattie said
that they’re only getting started. It’s possible that Natalya’s bruise
happened when Asuka kicked out of a powerbomb, as
the Canadian quickly clutched her face afterwards. As RAW went to commercial,
the ref can be seen trying to calm Natalya down, and after
the commercial, the lump on her face is clearly visible. Given how professional both
women, with a combined 36 years in the wrestling business
between them, it’s highly unlikely that either woman tried
to turn the match into a shoot, though it wouldn’t be
surprising if WWE had this incident become part of a
storyline. Though this week’s RAW ended
with Ricochet being crowned the number 1 contender for the
WWE Championship and promptly being attacked by
Brock Lesnar with an F5 to close out the show, this wasn’t the
end of the high-flyer’s night. After RAW went off the air, Seth
Rollins offered a handshake to Ricochet, which got a big No!
chant from the Salt Lake City crowd and the Monday Night
Messiah defended himself, saying he’s not a bad guy or
a liar, just someone who wanted to show the number one
contender some respect. Of course, Rollins wasn’t true
to his word and attacked Ricochet, but after the Architect
attempted a stomp, this was ducked by the new #1 contender
who hit a codebreaker, sending Rollins packing, and
sending the Salt Lake City fans who had braved the terrible
weather home happy. Now, there’s been a lot of talks
about the tweets sent out by Wrestle Votes recently, which
has led fans to speculate that Samoa Joe has possibly been
suspended for violating the WWE’s Wellness Policy. During the January 27th
edition of RAW, Joe exited mid-match with what was
reportedly a concussion, though Wrestle Votes tweets led some
to conclude that this was a work to write him off TV, similar
to the way Andrade’s storyline addressed his
suspension. Other outlets though are
reporting that there is
nothing going on with Joe other than the
concussion, and the PW Insider was told that Joe wasn’t at RAW
in Salt Lake City, because he hasn’t been cleared following
his injury. Their sources quote
“vociferously denied” that
he was suspended, and the same was
reported by Fightful, as Sean Ross Sapp tweeted that top
staff within the WWE have vehemently denied Joe’s
suspension. Neither of those sites are
reporting who is supposedly the one suspended, so there may
be more news coming soon about this situation. We’re looking at WWE’s tag
division now, as the Revival
have turned down huge contracts,
reportedly worth over $700,000 a year each, for five years. With the former Tag Champions
not signing new contracts, there’s talk that the pair could
soon be out of WWE, and possibly in AEW. One person who knows all
about contract negotiations is Booker T, who discussed the
Top Guys, and gave them some sage advice on his radio
show. He said: “They turned down 700
thousand apiece, that’s a lot of money man. If I can give them
any advice, I’d say take the money. If they came to me and
said ‘Hey Book, we’re going to give you a million dollars a
year, you ain’t going to win no titles, we’ll give you TV time,
we’ll give you a 15-year contract,’ I’m gonna shut the
hell up.” It wasn’t too long ago, that
The Revival and Harlem Heat teased having a match at the
Royal Rumble, and whilst the match didn’t happen, Booker
is still paying close attention to Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson’s
activities as they are still Top Guys to watch. All we know is that in a few
months’ time, Booker may be watching the Top Guys
wrestle outside of WWE. Back to RAW now, and this
week’s show saw the main roster of Angel Garza, though fans are
wondering what the WWE’s endgame is. On Wrestling Observer Radio,
Dave Meltzer said that Garza was brought in simply to replace
Andrade, who is serving a 30-day suspension of his first
Wellness policy violation. He
said: “For right now [Angel Garza] is
here because Andrade failed a drug test and they needed
something. That’s what he’s
here for. I know he should stay and
he may, and there’s no rule that he has to go back [to NXT],
but right now the idea is that he’s still gonna be on both shows
and he’s an NXT guy, but he’s a fill-in for 30 days now.” The former NXT Cruiserweight
Champion did impress on his RAW debut, and whilst there’s
a chance that WWE have something more planned for
him, right now it doesn’t look like any plans are in place
after 30-Days. Fans may not know it, but this
week saw history be made in WWE, as the Kabuki Warriors
have become the longest reigning WWE Women’s Tag
Team Champions of all time. Although the titles have been
around for just under a year, the Kabuki Warriors reached
the 121-day mark yesterday, bearing the IIconics reign
of 120 days. This news was confirmed by
the WWE on FOX’s Twitter account, as there’s currently
no sign of Kairi Sane and Asuka dropping the titles. The inaugural champions,
Sasha Banks and Bayley,
who won the titles at Elimination Chamber
2019, have the shortest reign at 49 days, whilst Alexa
Bliss and Nikki Cross held the titles for 62 days, before losing
them to the Kabuki Warriors. We’re looking at the future of
WWE now, as for years, WWE, specifically William Regan and
Canyon Cemen, have been interested in signing former
Evolve and wXw champion Timothy Thatcher. For years though, the 36 year
old has rejected past offers, but now, Squared Circle Sirens first
reported that Thatcher was at the Performance Center, and
this was followed up with confirmation by PW Insider that
the former Evolve star has signed a deal with WWE. A 15-yer veteran, Thatcher has
been considered among the best in-ring performers in the
world, and has honed his craft across the globe, and will now
bring a wealth of experience to WWE as both a wrestler and
potential coach. During his title run in Evolve,
Thatcher was managed by Stokely Hathaway – now
Malcolm Bivens in NXT. A
reunion could be a good way to get
both men on television. WWE confirmed the signing
of Thatcher, as well as former Impact star Killer Kross, and
time will tell how far both men will go now in WWE. We’ve got some great news to
share with you now, as whilst the WWE careers of Mike and
Maria Kanellis-Bennett have been full of drama, including
contract disputes and Mike getting sober, the pair are
currently celebrating
following the birth of their second child. After their daughter Fredrica
was born in April 2018, the pair welcomed their son earlier this
week, as Mike shared that Carver Mars Bennett was born
on February 3rd, weighing in at 8 pounds. We’d like to send our best
wishes to the Bennetts at this joyous time, and we just hope
that Carver never sees his mom speak to millions of people
watching RAW, that his dad wasn’t man enough to get
her pregnant. And finally, today we’re ending
with news from WWE’s Paige, who has spoken openly about
leaving Total Divas. After several seasons on the
show, the former Divas Champion quietly left the reality
show, and isn’t upset at all about the decision, according
to an interview on the Chasing Glory podcast. Speaking to Lilian Garcia, the
anti-Divas said it was the right decision for her to leave the
show, saying: “I feel like with Total Divas
there’s a lot of memories that I want to forget. I’ve had ex-
boyfriends on there, and I
was a party animal. I want to have a
new show where they can see the new me, the more adult me,
and [how] focused and sober I am.” Paige certainly seems to be in
a better place, after a series of rough years, and even though
she’s retired from the ring, the British Superstar remains an
active part of the WWE’s on-screen team.

79 thoughts on “What Happened After Raw Went Off Air? Did Lana And Rusev Break Up In Real Life? Paige News? WWE NEWS

  1. Womens tag title don't mean shit, you hardly hear about it as well as see them defended. And Booker must love kissing ass, take the money over titles?

  2. I really like Rusev. Hopefully he's doing well. We're not friends at all, but I used to see him around in Nashville at the gym.

  3. it's quite funny the fact that if you type lana's name on google her bio says that she actually split up with rusev and is now married to bobby

  4. I hope Ricochet brings his cup to Super Showdown because Lesnar will be bring him to Dick Kick City to return the favor

  5. It was a dumb storyline to begin with. It was a big sabotage by the WWE. I hope Rusev gets out of WWE while he still can!

  6. at no point did the match between Asuka and Natalya look real to me. Asuka uses some real looking armbar and armbar set ups sometimes and she for sure stepped over and set down into one and that part looked legit but she never tried to actual straighten the arm out and Natalya just kinda shook her off. It was deep enough that had it been a shoot, Natalya would have been caught I think. I think it was an accident that happened probably during that kick out and now they are using it for real.

  7. Paige is nickname is Michael Jackson with that surgury she looks funny looking like Michael Jackson she looks ugly asf she looked beautiful without that but I guess women nowadays think that they have to get surgury but it makes them look nastier

  8. Who cares about Goldberg he makes millions and millions and does nothing like common who wants to watch a 3 min squash match unless he actually get his ass kicked and counts the lights!!!

  9. I think there was some legit stuff going on during the Natalya/Asuka match. During the bout you can easily hear Natty say "Oh, you wanna shoot, huh?" to Asuka during the match.

  10. ROYAL RUMBLE 1988 WOMEN TAG TEAM title match! go watch it wwe is so bogus saying the titles are new that's how you know they didn't care about the women

  11. I just lost all respect for Booker T. That's the advice u give to The Revival , get payed 💵💰💰and fuck being happy 😊 & getting buried for 5yrs just to get 💲750,000 a year and be fuckin miserable!!! If he feels that way then he is ignorant as FUCK…. I guess that's 1 reason why he only had 1 🌎 Title reign in WWE, only after he became 👑 Booker and made a fool of himself to finally get over enough with Vince only to be buried once again by HHH !!! …. Damn Booker I thought you had more respect for yourself but now I 👀 that WWE can bookend u anytime they want and you're just happy to be there and get payed 💲💰💲💰💲and WWE can do whatever they want you😒🤦sad .

  12. TO BAD THIS IS A LIE RUSEV AND LANA ARE STILL MARRIED JUST A SCRIPT . SEE THEM IN THE BACK IN THEY ARE LOVEING AND HANDS ON. JUST ONE OF WWE LIES AND SCRIPTS.

  13. This is a waste of time for me so . you only promoting is gossip so just for that I'm out of your channel… Peace out…
    Is bigger problems in this world then this bs …..

  14. launa is a terrible in ring talent…but I'd beat her critter bone out off her if given a chance to put my club n her…

  15. That kickout of the sharpshooter by Asuka looked heated they definitely went the extra mile in that match and Natty looked legit pissed lol

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