Lana recently spoke with popculture.com about the SmackDown invasion of Monday Night Raw last week, SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch’s injury (concussion and broken nose) as well as the reaction of everyone working the segment and more. Here are the highlights.
On what happened during the segment:
“Yea, I mean [in] WWE, we’re a contact sport so anything can happen but at the same time, we’re trained professionals and trained storytellers. Becky was leading this attack, which was really really exciting to be a part of it. And the next thing I know, I pick up Dana [Brooke] to punch her in the face and she’s covered in blood. Her whole face is just blood and I’m like ‘Oh my gosh’.
We’re told not to continue hitting if there’s blood. We’ve to get a doctor, we have to look out [for them]. It’s a fight but at the same time, things will get stopped. I was told to get a doctor and a ref for Becky and I tried to make it over to the ring – to that side where the doc is, and told them. There was a towel involved…but Becky, she is tough. One of the toughest girls I know out there. And she just continued. She’s one of my favorite people and I have learned so much from her. I really wouldn’t be where I am in the ring if it wasn’t for her. She has taught me so much.”
Locker room reaction to the Becky situation:
“I think there was so much going on. people in the ring didn’t know what was happening. Nia Jax – I don’t think she even knew that she had hit Becky to that extent.
So many bodies are going all over the place. That’s why when I picked up Dana, I literally thought she was busted open. She was covered in Becky’s blood and telling me what to do. Then the doctors found out and the ref found out [after that]. Because it all happened so far. You know, we were attacking these girls. I’m very thankful for Dana letting me know that so we could tell the ref and the doctor.”