Lillian Garcia welcomes Rusev and Lana to the show.
Rusev informs that they met in NXT the first day the Performance Centre opened. Lana didn’t even remember meeting him because she was meeting so many people that day. Rusev initially thought she was a stripper, and Lana says she used to get that a lot and she’d have fun with that.
Dusty Rhodes took a liking to Lana right away, and liked her outspoken nature. He paired her with Rusev right away as he knew that would get her to the main roster the quickest. Dusty even made her his assistant for a while and allowed her to help him produce vignettes.
Rusev and Lana started to hang out more away from work, and although Rusev liked her he thought she was cool and didn’t want to ruin their friendship by getting emotionally involved. However, eventually they formed a relationship.
Lana informs that she was mistreated by 6 or 7 people during her time in NXT. She was genuinely happy there and those people probably thought she was being fake. Dusty was one of the people who always had her back, and Charlotte Flair was very nice to her as well.