WWE has been doing a lot of this lately.
Take Shinsuke Nakamura for example, who despite dropping jaws during his debut on Smackdown Live the night after WrestleMania 33, didn’t actually compete in a match until him and Dolph Ziggler went one on one at the Backlash pay per view. The reason for the delay was supposedly due to the fact that WWE officials wanted to treat Nakamura’s debut as something special and really build up the tension for his match with Ziggler at the Smackdown Live exclusive pay per view.
While that does make a lot of sense and did serve as a big payoff for fans when they finally saw Nakamura go, it makes a lot less sense when it is being rumored that they are hoping to do the same thing with Lana as well. Unfortunately for The WWE Universe, WWE.com has announced in a preview for the money in The Bank pay per view that Lana’s first ever in ring debut will be against Naomi at the upcoming pay per view, which pretty much guarantees that it will be another week before fans actually get to see Rusev’s former manager do battle for the first time.
With that being said, it makes no sense for WWE to hold off on Lana’s in ring debut no matter how short it is. It’s understandable that WWE wants to build anticipation for The Money In The Bank pay per view, but holding off on a debut that probably won’t be that special, to begin with, is a waste of time for a selling point and will only leave fans disappointed in the end. That’s not to say that Lana isn’t improving in the ring, as evident by her matches in NXT, but to try to try to make her debut a selling point is ridiculous at best and unrealistic at worst.
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