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Namely, they hate each other's guts after their relationship dissolved months ago, Lana is If Lana and Rusev had perhaps orchestrated their personal and professional nikki-bella-gives-john-cena-home-decorating-advice-. For those unaware, Alexander Rusev, who as previously reported will be going by just “Rusev” from now on, is actually dating his manager. The often-entertaining interaction between Rusev and Lana has been an to giving me advice on Total Divas, relationship advice, everything.
There are relationships between wrestlers that did not make it into any scripted events. This article deals with relationships that have played out in the squared circle — either a mirror of a real love story or as a strange scripted affair.
Miroslav Barnyashev, better known as Rusev, is a Bulgarian powerlifter turned pro-wrestler.
The couple married in During his long and well-documented career, there were various rumors of hook ups with his female co-stars. One such suspected relationship was with Maria Kanellis, now married to fellow wrestler Michael Bennett. Backstage, Maria was shown to be nervous about the match and Cena was caught on camera kissing her to make her feel better. Thought to be a staged moment for the storyline especially as Maria was dating CM Punk at the timeit still might explain the famous rift between the Bellas and Maria.
The self-proclaimed hippie couple, with their love of clean eating and recycling, recently gave birth to their first daughter, Birdie. In many ways, the relationship is the sort which makes many viewers jealous, but the pairing started off as an unlikely match.Nikki Bella & Rusev ~ Drowning
Not unusually, their love story began with a romantic storyline in the ring. In an awkward setup, the Bella Twins teamed up with Daniel Bryan after mishearing Bryan talk about being a vegan and thinking he'd never had relations. The twins aimed to see who would sleep with him first. Saved by John Cena, Eve thanked him with a kiss. The storyline ended with Eve admitting she had never loved Zack and been using him for publicity.
It led to a pretty strong period of Eve as villainess but did not do a lot for Zack who remained at lower-tier status on the roster for some years after.
She moved to the independent wrestling circle where she met Michael Bennet and the two began dating. Mike had been wrestling the independent circuit since and the pairing teamed up in the ring. In retrospect, WWE really missed out on a great opportunity with this story. Maybe they can still capitalize on a live wedding. However, in the wake of this latest swerve instigated by a third-party news source essentially spoiling kayfabe, it brings up larger issues pivotal to the sports entertainment industry.
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In the old days, it was comparatively easy to suspend disbelief and stay in character. The performers would take precautions, regardless of how well the show went, showing a dedication to the act that any method actor should envy. Heels and faces would avoid drinking together in public places after shows, or would at least avoid any friendly interaction. They would travel separately whenever possible. There were notable exceptions, and they have become notorious.
Shawn Michaels, Razor Ramon, Diesel and Kid would travel together, and this made the old schoolers nervous. By now, we live in an age where the show is acknowledged as theatre. It is generally assumed everyone knows that the athletes are performers playing characters, the drama is scripted or at least previously conceived, the punches are pulled. However, if Tom Cruise were to pause after shooting some rogue agent and wink directly into the camera, it would ruin the experience for anyone watching.
By the same token, part of the enjoyment of watching professional wrestling is allowing oneself to become absorbed by the suspension of disbelief. And in the age of social media, it is becoming more and more difficult to maintain kayfabe.
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Some characters have it easier than others. If Brie is such a heel, how can baby-face Bryan feel all right about being with her? John Cena is the biggest face in the company, and if Nikki behaves like the biggest heel, it goes against all kayfabe logic that they would love one another. Herein lies the complications inherent in our day and age. The age of communication, of technology connecting us constantly, the age of celebrity transparency, the age of massively reduced privacy.
One superstar who has covered his bases nicely is Kevin Owens. Speaking as a clear heel, he makes mention of his family frequently, making them part of his drive, his motivation to succeed at all costs.
It even covers him if he were turn baby-face. Even after a turn, his promos would have to change very little, if at all.