Even More Negative Media Articles Regarding Lana’s Promo At The WWE Battleground PPV


As previously reported, there has been some media backlash against
WWE, over Lana’s promo at the Battleground PPV. The following outlets have
posted articles on the promo, noting then negative reactions it caused from

* The Washington Post
* Australia’s News.com.au
* The Independent (UK)

WWE issued the following statement regarding the Lana/Rusev negative media
attention coming out of last nght’s Battleground pay-per-view:

“Last night’s
segment during WWE’s Battleground event was in no way referring to the Malaysia
Airlines tragedy. The storyline with characters Rusev and Lana has been a part
of WWE programming for more than 3 months. WWE apologizes to anyone who
misunderstood last night’s segment and was

The UK’s Daily Mail has an article
, discussing Lana’s promo from the WWE Battleground PPV.
They note that she used the line “You blame Russia for current events?” to spark
outrage in light of the recent Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster. Here is
an excerpt from the article…

In a show last
night, the characters ‘Lana’ and ‘Alexander Rusev’ launched into an
anti-American rant in which they made reference to the flight MH17 being shot
down and hailed Russian president Vladimir Putin for ‘making fools’ out of the

The Rusev and Lana roles
often use Cold War-style rhetoric as part of their act, but their mention of
last week’s MH17 disaster, in which 298 people died, has shocked the wrestling

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