The Lana/Rusev/Lashley storyline is very hit or miss for many fans, but the ratings and YouTube views are up when it is featured. Add the fact that Vince McMahon loves it, and you know it will continue for the foreseeable future.
Some fans, though, are struggling to differentiate storyline from reality, and Lana told ComicBook.com she has been receiving death threats over the angle.
“I personally have received a lot of death threats, I’ve gotten calls from like WWE and the FBI, people actually threatening WWE. Having death threats on me and the FBI has had to call me and protect me. And I get death threats on my comments on Instagram, on Twitter. I mean, people are bullies. I mean today, I opened my email account, and I had this death threat on my email.”
It’s crazy to think that in 2019, kayfabe is alive and well. It’s most likely just trolls, but it’s a horrifying thing for Lana to have to deal with. Hopefully, the FBI traces these people and takes action.