Given how many WWE releases there have been of late, it’s surprising how few of the released stars have appeared on Talk is Jericho to shoot on WWE. Thankfully, Jericho has just dropped a surprise podcast with Lana, and she had a lot to say.
One of the major talking points was WWE’s taping schedule at the start of the pandemic, which saw WWE tape segments over and over again due to the lack of live crowd at the Performance Center.
Lana revealed she once spent 19 hours at the Performance Center just to film a 60-second backstage segment, calling WWE’s booking and planning at the time, “constantly weird”.
“One time Nattie and I did a whole segment with Mickie James and they debuted Chelsea [Green]. So Nattie and I were at the Performance Center. I was managing Nattie. It was the first time I was managing her, and Chelsea was supposed to debut with Mickie, and we did it all. We did it all, we went home, I’m in bed, and we get a call from one of the writers that they’re cutting it. Vince looked at it and he went ‘no, cut the whole thing.’ And we had to go back to film another backstage, all of it. Chelsea didn’t debut. It was constantly weird stuff.”
Chelsea Green has spoken in the past about her debut being dropped, and about her planned team up with Mickie James, so this would appear to confirm those reports.
Lana admitted it was a relief to get back to live TV, because it meant that Vince McMahon couldn’t rewrite segments “17 times”.
You can listen to the whole podcast right here.
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