I’d call it an excused absence. Sometimes, wrestlers get involved in storylines that are going to cause a lot of negative impacts on their careers. The story might be a prominent one, but if the backlash against it is strong enough, it can cause a heck of a problem for the people involved. One of the best solutions can be to get the people off of television, and that might be the case at the moment.
Last year, Bobby Lashley, Lana and Rusev were involved in a love triangle storyline which was not the most successful in the world. The story went on for a very long time and then kept going, with the story starting in September and moving all the way into February. It was not well received and something needed to be changed. One of the participants will be off television for the time being for a non-wrestling reason.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Lana will be off of television for the next few weeks as she is filming a movie involving Bruce Willis. There are no details on the film, including a title, plot or a release date. Lana has dabbled in acting before, with her most prominent role being in Pitch Perfect 2. There is no word on when Lana will be back on WWE television.
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Opinion: This is the kind of thing that is a blessing out of disguise. Not only can Lana get some mainstream exposure but she can also get away from Monday Night Raw for a bit. After that very long and very poorly received story, it makes a lot of sense for them to get away from everything that they are doing. Maybe she can come back better, but they need to come up with something to make things work better.
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Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!