Former WWE Superstar Lana has discussed being told to change her appearance after turning up to a show with her trademark blonde hair dyed blue.
For most of Lana’s run with WWE, she stood out with her blonde hair and smartly dressed style as she accompanied her husband Rusev, now better known as Miro in AEW to the ring. Latterly Lana competed in more and more matches and had formed a tag team with Naomi prior to being released from WWE at the beginning of June 2021 alongside former WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman, Malakai Black, Santana Garrett, Ruby Soho, and Buddy Murphy.
Speaking at a East Coast Autograph Auctions the formerly Ravishing Russian detailed the reaction from higher ups in WWE to her decision to dye her hair blue:
“I showed up with blue — coloured my hair blue. It was like a shampoo and I was bored. I was like, I don’t know, probably going through an identity crisis again. So I dye my hair blue and Michael Hayes actually walked up to me. He’s like, ‘What are you doing?’ I’m like, ‘I don’t know. It matches my costume.’ He’s like, ‘No, no, no, no, no!’ And then I showed up with blonde hair the next day, he’s like, ‘Ah, you look great.’”
“So there you go and then I also got a call from Vince [McMahon] about the blue hair, so I had to be blonde forever. Even when I went brown. Not even brown, I had like light brown hair and I wore my hair — what I did for Royal Rumble last year. I got a call, I was told, ‘That wasn’t Lana’ and I had to put my hair in a pony, I had to go lighter and I couldn’t wear the color gold. I had to wear the color pink only. I had to wear my hair in a pony, and I had like little boy cut shorts and they were like, ‘No, no. You have to wear the leotard.’”
Lana was recently seen on new TNT Champion Sammy Guevara’s vlog after the pair were at a convention together. Lana joked she was going to steal the TNT Title back and return it to the man Guevara defeated for the crown, Miro.