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Lana recalls breaking down to tears despite winning a PPV match

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The former WWE star Lana(now CJ Perry) is no longer with the company. She has seen some emotional moments during her run in the company whether it’s on-screen or off-screen. The former WWE star was the sole survivor in the WWE Survivor Series 2020 women’s bout when she outlasted the likes of Shayna Baszler, Nia Jax, Bianca Belair, Bayley, and more.

The finish saw Baszler get disqualified before Belair and Jax were counted out, leaving Lana as the lone person to survive. ‘The Ravishing Russian’ recently recalled how she broke down in tears for not being able to wrestle in the match but still winning the match.

Lana opens up on the incident

Appearing on Busted Open Radio, Lana recalled how plans changed for the Survivor Series bout:

“A funny story, about the payoff [going through tables courtesy of Nia Jax]. Survivor Series came and Nia was supposed to put me through a table in the middle of the match, and that had to change because of politics. I’ll leave it at that [laughs]. We had all this crazy stuff planned. We had planned’¦.Bayley was excited about it, Bianca, everyone was super excited. I was going to be doing a bunch of wrestling. We get there, and then Vince changes everything. He pulls TJ [Tyson Kidd] and is like, “I don’t want Lana in the ring at all. She is just going to stand there and win by countout.’ TJ at least fought for me to get in the ring and do a little bit of wrestling in the middle of the match. ‘You have to give it a little bit.’

He fought for that, and thankfully it happened. I still won by count out, and I was devastated. Literally devastated. I’m crying to Pat Buck. I run to the corner and I was acting dramatic. ‘You girls are so dramatic, most of us boys would be like Yeah! I don’t have to get in!’ I’m crying in the corner, I call Nattie, she comes to me, ‘I’m just winning by standing there.’ ‘You’re still winning, it’s okay.’ ‘I just want to prove myself. I want to wrestle.’ Nattie, Pat, Miro, TJ were like, ‘Calm down, you’re still winning.’ That was an example of how much I wanted to wrestle. I didn’t want to win in those situations, which is pro wrestling, so maybe I shouldn’t have been so emotional. I wanted the chance to prove’¦I was a babyface at the time. I just wanted to wrestle and show what I was training for,” she said.

Lana would end up challenging Asuka for the Raw Women’s Championship the night after Survivor Series, but lost by DQ.

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Bishal Roy