WWE's pairing of the "Bulgarian Brute" Rusev and his manager, the "Ravishing Russian" Lana, proved to be one of the company's best moves for a time, though both Superstars eventually lost their momentum.
The decision was ultimately made to have them part ways, and after Rusev was granted his release, attempts were made to push Lana as a singles star before she too eventually left the company in 2021 (many felt she was being buried after Rusev made the leap to AEW to become Miro).
Outside of the ring, these two are now a happily married couple, but the drama within their relationship unexpectedly continued during last night's All Out PPV.
Miro picked up a win over Powerhouse Hobbs during the show and ended up suffering a sneak attack by the heel. As Hobbs choked out his foe, Lana/CJ Perry made her way to the ring to defend her husband, hitting the dastardly heel with a steel chair.
He was able to shrug that off but it gave Miro the chance to fight back and send Hobbs reeling.
However, after previously claiming to have forsaken his wife on the path to righteousness, Miro left the ring and left a confused Perry standing there watching him go. Based on a post-show interview, it's clear the plan is for these two to eventually reunite as a manager/wrestler pairing, an odd repeat of what we've already seen in WWE.
Still, we're intrigued to see where things go from here, though it says a lot that this was the biggest highlight from All Out, a PPV AEW threw together just days before it took place.
Check out some highlights from CJ Perry's AEW debut along with the full results from the show below.
ROH Tag Team Championship Match
Adam Cole & MJF def. The Dark Order (Alex Reynolds & John Silver)
ROH TV Championship Match
Samoa Joe def. Shane Taylor
TNT Championship Match
Luchasaurus def. Darby Allin
Miro def. Powerhouse Hobbs
TBS Championship Match
Kris Statlander def. Ruby Soho
Bryan Danielson def. Ricky Starks
Blackpool Combat Club (Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta) def. Eddie Kingston & Katsuyori Shibata
Konosuke Takeshita def. Kenny Omega.
Bullet Club Gold (Austin Gunn, Colten Gunn, Jay White & Juice Robinson) def. FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) and The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson).
AEW International Championship Match
Jon Moxley def. Orange Cassidy