If you're wondering why Summer Rae was paired up with Rusev, it is because WWE really likes the idea of having Dolph Ziggler and Lana staying together for a bit further. The front office knew that they needed a female performer to join the feud for a potential mixed tag team match. Since Summer was blonde and needed a story, she was chosen to start dating the Bulgarian Brute on screen.
June 29, 2015
On Monday Night Raw, WWE set forth the story line where Lana was dumped by Rusev, only to fall into the arms of Dolph Ziggler. The two shared a kiss in the middle of the ring that generated a really good reaction from the audience. The reason for adding an interesting story is because the creative department wanted to protect the Russian sympathizer because it will feel like a bit of a drop to go from feuding with John Cena to feuding with anyone else.
May 19, 2015