WWE is facing criticism for moving forward for the pro-Vladimir Putin gimmick of Lana, with some accusing she referred incredulously to the MH17 airplane crash in her promo at Sunday's Battleground pay-per-view. The line that's drawing the ire of critics is as follows:
"You blame Russia for recent current events."
You can watch a snippet of the promo at this link.
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We noted shortly after the promo aired that not only did WWE refuse to back off the gimmick, they seemingly turned it up with said line.
Rusev ended up going over Jack Swagger via count out.
Thanks to WNW reader Jorge Romero for his help.