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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“For right now [Angel Garza] is
here because Andrade failed a
drug test and they needed
something. That’s what he’s
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
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
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.

58 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 .


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