WWE Issues Statement Regarding Rusev, Lana & Vladimir Putin

In response to an article at DailyBeast.com about WWE using Rusev and Lana to bring Russian President Vladimir Putin into WWE storylines, WWE issued the following statement to the website:

“WWE programming, like Hollywood movies and television shows, is an exciting blend of action, characters and fictional storylines of good versus evil that are often inspired by pop culture and current events.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has given us good material to work with to create strong characters in Rusev and Lana, who are perceived as either protagonists or antagonists depending on where in the world you are watching WWE programming.”

* Why WWE Should UNIFY The Intercontinental & United States Titles (Editorial)