Lana reveals how she was signed by WWE

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Women superstars are becoming more and more over with the WWE Universe these days ever since the Women Revolution last year, but surprisingly, it's a non-wrestling woman that gets a lot of attention.

Of course, we are talking about Lana, the ravishing Russian, and the manager of United States Champion Rusev.

Despite not actually wrestling a lot since her arrival with the WWE, Lana has become quite a fan-favourite - no guessing why - and in a recent interview, she has revealed how her arrival with the company came about.


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C.J Perry, Lana's real name, recently spoke with WrestleZone's Live Tweeter Joshua Caudill of CraveOnline.com, hoping to promote her new film 'Interrogation', which she stars in alongside Hall of Famer Edge.

During the interview, Lana was asked about her career and her decision to move to LA in order to make it in the entertainment industry.

Of course, as she had no wrestling background, she wasn't even considering making it to the WWE, but she decided to enter the WWE Diva Search competition, and she has revealed how she kept receiving call back, after call back.

Lana revealed how she made it down to the final 12, alongside Eva Marie and JoJo, both who are part of the roster today, with Eva Marie recently being promoted to SmackDown LIVE, and JoJo now being a ring announcer and backstage interviewer.

When asked about what her life was like when she first moved to LA, Lana admitted there were a lot of ups and downs.

She said: "Oh, man. Ever since I was a little girl, I had a dream to be an entertainer and I wanted to travel the world telling stories and putting smiles on people’s faces.

"I can say that L.A. was a lot of ups and downs. When I moved to L.A., I went to Las Vegas first and I literally had $50 in my account. I played some blackjack and got lucky and made $3,000 and basically, moved to L.A. with $3,000 and my car. I would sleep in my car, I would shower at L.A. Fitness and there were a lot of auditions."

"I would get a bunch of jobs for a couple of months and not a couple of jobs for like six months. You just get used to a lot of rejection over and over and over again.

"I was never going to give up the dream. I wasn’t going to go home. I had decided I was going to make it. It’s everything they paint in those movies. That struggle was my life."

They then touched upon WWE, and that is when she revealed all about the Diva Search and how she met Triple H there for the first time.

"With WWE, I got this audition and thought there was no way that I was going to actually get the job. They were doing the WWE Diva Search at the time and I didn’t think I would get the job because I wasn’t a wrestler.

"I went to that cattle call and kept being called back over and over again and they narrowed us down to the top 12 where Eva Marie and JoJo were also in that top 12 and I remember Triple H being there."

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