“I Will Not Give Up” – Lana Warns WWE Women’s Division With a Bold Statement

Published 05/16/2021, 11:02 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 18: Professional wrestler Lana attends The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)


After Natalya and Tamina’s historical victory at the last SmackDown, WWE Universe has showered them with attention. However, former number one contender, Lana, reminded everyone of her presence.

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The ‘Ravishing Russian’ and ‘Glow Goddess’ Naomi challenged then women’s Tag Team champions Nia and Shayna a few weeks ago. Although they did not win the match, Team ‘Ravishing Glow’ is not ready to be disappointed.

During Sunday’s WrestleMania Backlash, Lana posted a photo with a powerful statement. “I will not give up until I do what most people think is the impossible,” Lana wrote in determination. “In the greatest era of women’s wrestling, a woman with some heart, a red dress, and a slingshot will become champion.”

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Lana made herself more clear with the following tweet. She hit back at some critics and issued a direct challenge to the new tag team champions.

“Yes, we like to dance, yeah and?,” she wrote. “Yes, we like to fight, yeah and? Yes I have been married & divorced more than anyone on the women’s roster, yeah, and ?? We know exactly who we are. And we will become your future Women’s Tag Team Champions.”

In the past, Lana and Naomi have faced trolling due to their TikTok accounts. No one took Lana seriously from the beginning, and the ‘silly TikToks’ added more to it.

In another tweet, she lauded WWE. Every week I go to work in the greatest era of Women’s Wrestling. I feel like a woman who’s run onto a battlefield with a slingshot..” Lana is totally embracing her feminity.

Lana congratulated Natalya and Tamina after their victory

Despite their on-screen rivalry, Lana shares an amicable real-life relationship with the new Women’s Tag Team champions Natalya and Tamina. Following their win, Lana not only shared tweets but wrote few words as well.

She wrote, “You 2 deserve this. An example of hard work, perseverance, and heart,” after she shared the moment when Natalya and Tamina were the champions and the Pyro hit the SmackDown stage.

As we predicted earlier, no one is letting the newest tag team champions go so easily. Nia Jax and Shayna are already plotting “revenge.” Lana again proved Natalya and Tamina had made quite a few ‘enemies.’

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Tamina debuted with Naomi’s husband and brother-in-law, The Usos. Natalya also defeated Naomi to win her SmackDown Women’s Championship.

Natalya and Lana were best friends before the former left. Considering all of the women’s intertwining history, this impending feud would be an interesting one. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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