Lana reveals original plans for Survivor Series 2020 finish. The Ravishing Russian was the sole survivor despite not wrestling at all.
Lana shocked the wrestling world last year when she ended the women’s Survivor Series Elimination match as the sole survivor. During a conversation with Chris Jericho on his ‘Talk is Jericho‘ podcast, the former WWE superstar revealed that the finish had been changed due to Roman Reigns.
Lana, who had been put through the announce table for nine weeks in a row was supposed to have the same happen to her for a 10th time at Survivor Series. However, Reigns also had a table spot planned for later in the night. He and Nia Jax got into an argument over it and eventually Reigns had his way resulting in the WWE having to change plans.
Lana reveals original plans for Survivor Series 2020 finish
“We were supposed to do this whole table spot on the show. And then Roman did not want, ’cause he had a table spot with (Drew McIntyre). So there was some major pushback. The Samoans, Nia and Roman, you know, that whole thing.
“Like, oh my god I’m caught in the middle of this drama. And so, we had a huge spot. Like I was supposed to be laid out in the very beginning. I was supposed to get in the ring and Nia snatch me, ’cause the whole point was everyone on the team were heels and I was the only ‘babyface’ and they’re gonna be all against me, and she was gonna lay me out.”
“Then at the end, I had this whole sequence with Bianca, and Bayley was supposed to get involved. Bayley was supposed to get involved and cheat, so I prove myself and I win. We were all so excited about it. I was excited I was gonna get to wrestle, you know. So then, there was the whole Samoan rivalry that happened, so the whole table spot got taken out.”
Lana also went on to add that Vince McMahon thought that it would be hilarious if she won without wrestling at all.
“Vince thought it would be hilarious if I didn’t get in the match at all. That Nia would not let me get in at all and then I win because everyone gets eliminated. And he thought it was the most hilarious thing. Shane McMahon thought it was hilarious. They were like it’s never been done before.”
— WWE (@WWE) November 23, 2020
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