When it comes to the Divas Division of WWE, there is seldom an occasion where the WWE Universe is pleased with how the female wrestlers are being booked.
Whether it be focusing too much attention on a certain Diva, booking a match in the wrong way or giving them too little airtime, followers of WWE are well aware that this area of the company is certainly not what it used to be.
More recently however, there was a certain amount of hope given to those wanting to see more from the Divas Division as the NXT Divas Revolution occurred.
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This movement meant the likes of Becky Lynch and Charlotte, amongst others, were given a well-deserved place on the main WWE roster as they faced up to the female heels already on our screens.
Now however, it seems a WWE Diva who has succeeded in many ways outside of the ring has come under scrutiny for not participating as a wrestler.
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None other than Rusev's former manager, Lana, was questioned this week about what impact her character actually has as long as she is not a wrestler.
As reported by Cageside Seats, a fan asked the WWE Diva just how relevant she can be with her current role which largely sees her noticed for her looks rather than any character development.
Somewhat unusually, the fan's questioning was not in the usual negative manner WWE Divas are used to receiving.
Instead, they appeared to seem genuinely interested in Lana's thoughts on where WWE could go with her character, which prompted an interesting reply from her:
"Awkward no I find it exceptionally awesome what I do. Are you saying Paul Heyman hasn't created one of the most epic legacies?He will be remembered more than 98% of women and men that ever wrestled in WWE," Lana responded.
"How about Stephanie McMahon? She picked wisely when to wrestle and when not to wrestle.
"I am not here to be adored I am here to help create compelling stories. I don't have to fight and wrestle everyday because I am that good at what I do. This is WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and I bring the BIG E to the WWE."
"And thank you, if I can help one person stand up for themselves & leave a toxic relationship, then my story is more then worth while. Thank you."
A response alone was always going to be worth something, but this one was with a clearly confident manner.
Change of role
Although what the Ravishing Russian said in retaliation was not without good reason, she still has a long way to go until she can consider herself in the same boat as the likes of Paul Heyman and Stephanie McMahon.
Heyman for instance, did not, and does not, wrestle because he does not need to. He has had enough of an impact as a manager that having him perform as a wrestler would surely only be detrimental to his persona.
For Lana however, the fan on Instagram has a point as, despite her impressing as a female manager and her out-of-ring role for sometime now, it is unlikely she will be able to successfully continue with it for as long as Heyman has.
WWE could work her into a mixed Tag Team match with Dolph Ziggler and Rusev and Summer Rae, or even have her face Summer Rae in a singles match.
However they do it, it is likely the company will have to resort to having Lana as an in-ring performer at some point in the future.
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