In recent weeks, Lana has been part of a storyline against Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax and faces the two women in a Women’s Tag Team Championship match at TLC this weekend.
The Ravishing Russian was shockingly able to overcome the size advantage in order to defeat Nia Jax in a quick match on Raw, but it was the beatdown that followed that could be essential heading into TLC.
After Baszler had taken Asuka out of the equation, the two women targeted Lana’s leg and looked as though they caused her an injury heading into this weekend’s show.
Both Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler took it in turns to attack Lana’s left leg before Asuka was able to make the save.
This is definitely part of a storyline, but it could have major implications regarding this weekend’s show as it was announced later in the show that Lana was out of TLC after suffering injures to her elbow and leg. Asuka would then be forced to find a new partner.
It’s unfortunate that Lana is taken out of TLC after months of building the storyline. Was she dropped to make way for Charlotte Flair’s return, or is this WWE still punishing her for Rusev joining AEW?