WWE Superstar Lana the six wrestlers released from their contracts on Wednesday, and her messages posted just before the reveal have fans talking. The release caught many wrestling fans off-guard, as Lana was a regular on Raw each Monday night. While Lana (real Name CJ Perry) never won a championship during her time in the company, Lana had large following, which started when she was the manager of her husband Rusev (now known as Miro in AEW).
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because in the end those who matter don't mind and those who mind don't matter," Lana wrote on Twitter the day before her release from WWE. It's not clear as to what that means, but it's possible she could have known a release was coming.
Lana, 36, started her WWE career in 2013 as a manager. She then began competing in 2016 and was recently teamed up with Naomi, a two-time winner of the SmackDown Women's Championship. The pair recently competed for the Women's Tag Team Championship but came up short. Now that Lana is no longer a part of WWE, will she join her husband (who goes by Miro) at AEW? Could we see her in more films since she's been featured in Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2 and Cosmic Sun? Here's a look at fans reacting to Lana's message.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because in the end those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.— CJ “Lana” Perry (@LanaWWE) June 1, 2021
You know who's waiting for you. You two together could be a dynamic and dangerous heel tandem! 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/4EYBrtwIOY— J. W. Jones (@JJones967) June 2, 2021
Another fan added: "To see how far you've come and improved over the past year has been nothing short of amazing. Please keep going because you're only going to get better and better! Thank you 'Lana!'"prevnext
Riott Squad never winning the— Daphne #WWE2K22 (@The_Starstruck) June 2, 2021
tag team titles..... And also now
Liv is all alone.. Lana truly loved
WWE and for what..? Oh lord...
F this company already. 💔 pic.twitter.com/2FoFUvmqqa
"This group of releases for some reason has hit me the hardest & made me see how much more of a 'business"' this is than fun," one fan wrote. "It's bothering me greatly and I'm hoping to still enjoy wrestling with the same passion again. All six of these people embody the love & dedication we do."prevnext
Lana has improved in the ring and her character so much, worked her ass off to show the world what she's made of and I can't believe she has been released. I love you so much Lana, keep working and keep fighting because you're a star!! @LanaWWE ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/r983ec90Rz— Janney 💃🙎 (@Becksjane26) June 2, 2021
"I want to see you and Adam show up on AEW like the way Scott Hall and Kevin Nash did on WCW," one fan admitted. "Throw some miro in there... Some omega... It's gonna be wild."prevnext
WWE women’s tag team division has now lost two teams following today’s releases:
- The Riott Squad— WrestlingWorldCC (@WrestlingWCC) June 2, 2021
- Lana / Naomi pic.twitter.com/GKGSwIqckk