Lana On How Her Second Wedding With Rusev Was Different From The First, What Will Air On Total Divas

Lana recently spoke with the WWE website to discuss her recent traditional Bulgarian wedding ceremony with WWE United States Champion Rusev. The full interview is at this link and below are highlights:


WWE: For those who don't know, what is the difference between this ceremony and the one you had at Malibu?

LANA: It was completely different. Specifically starting with the ceremony alone, the Malibu ceremony was on the beach. My dad, who is also a minister, led the ceremony, but it was not a traditional ceremony versus the Bulgarian one, which was in an Orthodox church and everything was very traditional. I also learned very quickly that Rusev doesn't know all his traditions; it's really his mother that knows all the traditions. So I quickly had to learn them if we wanted to carry them on. [Laughs]

WWE: Will we get to see any of this on "Total Divas"?

LANA: Yes! Naomi and Natalya were my bridesmaids. I was really excited to have them there and you actually see how Natalya has been such a big mentor to me. You'll see throughout the entire season how she helps me plan my wedding. I'm so glad she was there in Bulgaria, because some of the traditions were hard for me to accept and go through, but she helped me [learn] to let things go and not worry. That was really cool for me, because I've become really close friends with them. I'm really glad they got to be there and witness all these crazy Bulgarian traditions. I'm really excited for the WWE Universe to see it. Rusev is such a special person and his traditions are so special.


WWE: You had a honeymoon in Seychelles and Dubai. How was that?

LANA: It was fantastic! I had never gone surfing and I was able to go for the first time. Rusev didn't, but I'm sure I'll convince him to do that and I'm sure it will be his new favorite thing to do.

Check out the full interview with Lana at this link.