WWE's website spoke with Lana about her real-life engagement to Rusev and Dolph Ziggler's storyline reaction. It looks like they are going with this as part of the storyline. Lana issued these comments:
"It's very obvious Rusev proposed to me. If you watched Rusev and Summer, Rusev has always loved me. He was just so devastated about me picking Dolph that he went with Summer to make me jealous. But at the end of the day, we know we're good for each other."
"I am from the former Soviet Union; Rusev grew up in Bulgaria, and one common thread they teach you there is to survive. The winters get very cold and they get very dark. We do what we need to do to survive. This is what is happening. We will be leaving the greatest legacy this company and the WWE Universe has ever seen."
"Ziggler is very funny and he's charming, but he is not The Super Athlete. With me, Rusev was the undefeated Super Athlete. He listened to what I said, he was very focused. We made each other better. He challenged me and I challenged him. Summer has made him so soft that he hasn't won. You tell me, who is the better pick?"