Lana Discusses Getting A Call From Vince McMahon After Changing Her Hair
Lana couldn't change up her look
While some wrestlers in WWE are able to change their look while they are under contract with the company, Lana was not able to do so and The Ravishing Russian had long, blonde hair for much of her WWE run.
Speaking at a virtual signing for East Coast Autograph Auctions, Lana revealed she tried to change her appearance on several occasions, including once colouring her hair blue, but there would always be opposition from within WWE, including from Vince McMahon himself.
"I showed up with blue - coloured my hair blue. It was like a shampoo and I was bored. I was like, I don't know, probably going through an identity crisis again. So I dye my hair blue and Michael Hayes actually walked up to me. He's like, 'What are you doing?' I'm like, 'I don't know. It matches my costume.' He's like, 'No, no, no, no, no!' And then I showed up with blonde hair the next day, he's like, 'Ah, you look great.' So, there you go," Lana said.
"And then I also got a call from Vince [McMahon] about the blue hair, so I had to be blonde forever. Even when I went brown. Not even brown, I had like light brown hair and I wore my hair - what I did for Royal Rumble last year. I got a call, I was told, 'That wasn't Lana' and I had to put my hair in a pony, I had to go lighter and I couldn't wear the colour gold. I had to wear the colour pink only. I had to wear my hair in a pony, and I had like little boy cut shorts and they were like, 'No, no. You have to wear the leotard.'"
Lana has since been released by WWE and the 36-year-old teased she could join husband Miro in All Elite Wrestling, saying, "Stay tuned."
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