WWE released Lana from her contract recently and she is still under a 90-day non-compete clause. That is a situation she does not want to go through again. The Ravishing Russian will soon be free to talk with other companies, and she wants to make sure that a release isn’t in the cards.

While speaking to Talk Is Jericho, Lana revealed that she was actually texting Mandy Rose at the time of her release. Then she revealed to the Golden Goddess that her release just came through. Lana then called Natalya before even giving Miro a ring.

“I was in the middle of texting Mandy (Rose). We were texting about other random things and I’m just like, I just got released. She was like ‘Wait, what?’ and I’m like ‘Yeah, they literally just released me’. And I called Nattie immediately. I couldn’t even talk to Miro yet.”

Lana then went into what she wants out of her next contract. She expressed a desire to get a “no-cut clause” on her deal, meaning that the company cannot release her. That would have remedied a lot of the angst of constantly living in fear that her WWE release could come down at any moment.

“At the same time, I felt really relived, in the sense of I have been waiting for this call. And that’s the part I don’t like about the environment. Whatever wrestling contract I have next – if I stay in wrestling, which I hope I do – I want a no-cut clause because that was the worst. And living in that state of fear, like you don’t know when your ‘future endeavors’ is gonna come. I’m such a planner and I had three and a half years left, you know. And I have all these plans – I invest my money, I’m a businesswoman. And it’s just like damn, why? It sucks.”

Lana worked hard in WWE to make a name for herself and she took plenty of table bumps along the way. Many praised her consistent attitude and willingness to do whatever she could, but that didn’t matter when WWE looked at their list of possible Superstars to release.

CJ Perry was under a multi-million dollar WWE contract. Getting rid of her freed up a lot of money in the company’s bottom line. Those “budget cuts” seem to be a driving reason behind all WWE releases despite the fact that the company keeps pulling in record profits every quarter.

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Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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