For the past few months, WWE has been releasing several employees including WWE Superstars, beginning with the release of Superstars such as Chelsea Green and Mickie James.
Last month, WWE held yet another round of cuts from the company and it featured several big names such as Braun Strowman and Lana. She was let go due to her lucrative contract with WWE, which Lana signed back in 2019.
For the majority of her time in WWE, Lana had been managing her real-life husband, Miro. While speaking on Talk Is Jericho, Lana revealed just how shocked she was when Miro was released before her. Lana further added that WWE makes men feel more important than women and that being a manager made her feel secondary.
When Miro got let go, for me personally, it was harder. When Miro got let go… I was a lot more depressed, I was a lot more sad. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I had my days of crying and wallowing but I think partly as a performer and artist, I allow myself to wallow. I’m like ‘I’m finally not feeling happy. Let me wallow so I can have more emotion when I need to do this part. You know, dig deep, use this for method. Am I gonna come up with some type of funny concept?’ So I just like allow myself to feel, I think it actually does help us sometimes tap into being better performers or actors. But with Miro that f***ed me up. First of all, never in a million years would I have thought he would have been fired before I was. Like, never.
That place makes you feel that way. That place makes you feel that men are more important than women. That place makes you feel, especially if you are a manager or a valet, [that] you’re secondary. And yeah maybe you’re secondary, but I do feel like I was a big part of his success. I think I’m a big part of his success behind closed doors at AEW and I can talk about that now, but a big turn for him was when we started really talking about like ‘Let’s, let’s make your message a little bit more clear over there.’ And so, it is reassuring to me that I do grasp storytelling and I do grasp storytelling in wrestling as well. So when he got fired, I.. God, I was beyond devastated.
Miro is currently the TNT Champion in AEW and having a solid run there. We will have to see whether Lana will be making her way to AEW as well as she is likely to be a manager for Miro there.