Catherine Joy “CJ” Perry aka Lana is an American professional wrestler, professional wrestling manager, actress, model, singer, and dancer. CJ is well-known for her time in the professional wrestling promotion WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), under the ring name Lana. Lana is well-known for her bold, gorgeous, and stylish looks. Lana is very active on social and media and always sharing her bold, charming, travel, life events images & videos on her Instagram account, where she has 3.8m followers.
Catherine Joy “CJ” Perry aka Lana was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida, United States. After restoring its independence in 1991, CJ and her family remained in Latvia. From an early age, Catherine aspired to become a ballet dancer like her mother. Catherine joined the Riga Choreography School (Ballet School of the Latvian National Opera) and started dancing with the Latvian National Ballet at the age of only fourteen. At the age of only seventeen, CJ returned to the United States (U.S). Perry initially lived in New York City, where Perry danced at the Ballet Hispanico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Broadway Dance Center, and the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.
She later enrolled at Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, Florida, United States (U.S) majoring in dance and acting. While attending Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, Florida, United States (U.S), she started attending Florida State Seminoles football games with Jennifer Lynette Sterger aka Jenn Sterger, and various Other students, dressed as cowgirls cheer from the bleachers.
The students, known as the Florida State University (FSU) Cowgirls, entered the public consciousness after being acknowledged by commentator Brent Woody Musburger aka Brent Musburger during a game between the Florida State Seminoles (FSS) and the Miami Hurricanes that aired on ABC in September 2005. CJ has garnered exposure to a modeling career, has appeared in photoshoots in publications such as the RIDGID TOOL CALENDAR, and served as a spokesperson for the energy drinks Matrix and Red Bull. Upon graduating from Florida State University (FSU), the dancer relocated to Los Angeles, California to work in the show business.
Lana Age, Biography & Wiki
|Age, Biography & Wiki|
|Real Name||Catherine Joy|
|Other Name||Catherine Joy, CJ” Perry, Perry, Lana|
|Profession||American Professional Wrestler, Professional Wrestling Manager, Actress, Model, Singer, Dancer|
|Debut||23rd October 2013 (As a Manager) 3rd April 2016 (As a Wrestler)|
|Date Of Birth||24th March 1985 (Sunday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||36 Years|
|Hobbies||Photography, Traveling, Listening to Music, Chilling with Friends|
|Birthplace||Gainesville, Florida, United States|
|Hometown||Gainesville, Florida, United States|
|Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Aries|
|Lana Height, Weight & Physical Overview
|Height in Centimeters||170 cm|
|In Meters||1.70 m|
|In Feet & Inches||5′ 6″|
|Weight in Kilograms||55 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||121 lbs|
|Figure Measurement (approx.)||33-27-34|
|Lana Family & Relatives|
|Lana Husband, Boyfriends, Affairs, and Marital Status|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Isaiah Amir Mustafa aka Isaiah Mustafa, Miroslav Barnyashev (Rusev & Miro, Wrestler)|
|Husband||Miroslav Barnyashev (Rusev & Miro, Wrestler)
|Marriage Date||29th July 2016 (Friday)|
|Lana Education Qualification, School and College|
|School||Riga Choreography School (The Ballet School of The Latvian National Opera)|
|College/University||Florida State University (FSU)
The Groundlings School
|Favorite Things and Like & Dislike|
|Color||Black, White, Blue, Grey, Yellow, Red, Pink|
|Holiday Destination||London, New York, Switzerland|
|Car Collection||Not Known|
|Salary (approx.)||Not Known|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$2 Million|
Lana has a Stunning figure and she is 170 cm tall which is 5 feet 6 inches. She has a keen interest to maintain her body fitness her weight is 55 kg. Lana is very health conscious she always takes care of her looks and appearance. She visits the gym regularly and her figure measurement is 33-27-34 and she has attractive Blonde hair and Hazel eyes.
Family Background and Relationship
Catherine Joy “CJ” Perry aka Lana was born on 24th March 1985 (Sunday), in Gainesville, Florida, United States. As of 2021, Perry is 36 years old and her zodiac sign is Aries. Lana is the eldest of four siblings. There is not much information available about Perry’s family. Talking about Perry’s love life, CJ once dated actor and former American football player Isaiah Amir Mustafa aka Isaiah Mustafa. On 11th October TMZ reported that Lana had gotten engaged to Rusev. Lana married All Elite Wrestling (AEW) wrestler Miroslav Barnyashev, well-known by his ring names Rusev and Miro, on 29th July 2016 (Friday).
Music and Acting Career
In the year 2009, Perry joined No Means Yes, a girl group signed to Ne-Yo’s record label, which included Perry (billed as “C.J.”), Kat, She, and Tanu. Were. The group released one single, “Will You Like That”, and recorded two others (“7 Years Bad Luck” and “Burn Rubber”) before disbanding in the year 2010. Perry later said: A girlfriend of mine in college referred me to the guy who was putting the group together. I honestly was too scared to sing and I didn’t even know how to sing in the audition so I sang “Jesus Loves Me”. “We can work with her tone because she has the right look and she’s a model who dances”, I remember them saying.
I am very grateful to this day for that experience because I don’t think I would have ever got a role in Pitch Perfect if I didn’t overcome my fear of opening my mouth and singing. Perry served as a backup dancer for artists such as Keri Hilson, Nelly, Pink, Usher, Akon, and Rich Boy. In the year 2013, she starred alongside Kelly Jackley in the music video for Jackley’s cover of the Paramore song “Ain’t It Fun”. She trained as an actress at The Groundlings School and under-acting coaches Leslie Kahn and Larry Moss.
She appeared in acting roles such as the lead role in I.C.I.R.U.S, in an episode of The Game is the year 2011. In the year 2011, the musical comedy film Pitch Perfect in the year 2012, and the sequel Pitch Perfect 2 in the year 2015, and an episode of Banshee in the year 2013. In the year 2016, she starred in WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Studios Production Introgression alongside WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Hall of Famer Adam “Edge” Copeland.
Managerial Role (2013–2016)
In June 2013, Perry revealed that she had been signed to WWE and had been moved to their developmental arm, NXT. She debuted on the October 23, 2013, episode of NXT under the ring name “Lana” scouting Alexander Rusev. On the November 6 episode of NXT, Lana became Rusev’s “social ambassador”, using a Russian accent and developing a character who majored in foreign affairs and business and social media marketing in college. Lana made her main roster debut on the January 31 episode of SmackDown, where she and Rusev appeared in a series of self-promotional videos and speeches over the following weeks. In early May, Lana began dedicating Rusev’s matches to her “hero”, Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as adopting an anti-American, Rusophilic gimmick.
Lana made some controversial comments during an in-ring promo before Rusev’s match at Battlegrounds, blaming the United States for current world events and praising Putin. Although she did not mention it directly, some media outlets said that Lana was referencing the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which occurred three days before Battlegrounds, in order to help Rusev in his feud against Jack Swagger. to help generate heat. A WWE representative later told TMZ that the segment was not specifically about the Malaysia Airlines crash, noting that the Rusev-Lana story “has been a part of WWE programming for over three months. Also apologizes to anyone who misunderstood last night’s segment and was hurt”. Following the November 3 episode of Raw, Rusev defeated Sheamus on the WWE Network to capture the United States Championship.
At WrestleMania 31 & More
At WrestleMania 31, Rusev lost the title to Cena when Rusev accidentally collided with Lana, forcing her off the ring apron. Lana defeated Rusev in an “I Quit” match after Rusev stepped down, at Payback on May 17. The next night on Raw. Lana justified her actions by explaining that Rusev said he left in Bulgaria, only for him to harshly dismiss her; Later that night, Lana kissed Dolph Ziggler. Turning her face and officially ending their union. After Ziggler was injured by Rusev, he went on to return on the August 17 episode of Raw. Assisting Lana during a confrontation with Rusev and Summer Rae. Rae began to “tempt” Ziggler into ending her relationship with Lana, but WWE announced that the story ended quietly after Lana suffered a wrist injury during training.
On October 11, TMZ reported that Lana was engaged to Rusev, which Lana confirmed. Lana returned as the villain again on the November 30 episode of Raw, where she and Rusev recounted their engagement. Lana returned to Rusev’s management on the April 25, 2016 episode of Raw. After joining Raw as part of the 2016 WWE Draft on July 19. Lana made her first appearance for the brand on August 1, where she was with Rusev. On August 8, Rusev and Lana’s wedding celebration was overrun by Roman Reigns, and a week later on the August 15 episode of Raw, Rusev took part in a match for Lana’s honor against Roman Reigns but lost. In early 2017, Rusev suffered a shoulder injury, forcing him to be taken off television.
Early Matches (2016–2017)
On the February 29, 2016 episode of Raw, Lana confronted Brie Bella during a backstage segment, arguing that Bella’s fans only supported her for being a “bad husband”, on the March 14 episode of Raw. , he distracted Brie Bella during one. A tag team match (Naomi and Tamina) against Team BAD, which she lost, and realigned herself with Team BAD. On the March 22 episode of Main Event, she brings the returning Emma and Summer Rae into her guild. As a result, Lana faced Bella in a tag team match at the WrestleMania 32 pre-show, which would be Lana’s in-ring debut, which her team (called Team B.A.D. & Blonde) had lost. On April 11, 2017, Lana was included in the SmackDown brand as part of the Superstar Shake-up.
As the vignettes aired her televised return. Lana resumed in-ring competition as part of her new gimmick at an NXT live event that same month. Lana returned on the June 6 episode of SmackDown Live after unsuccessfully competing in the upcoming Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match and feuding with SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi. On June 18, Lana was defeated by Naomi in her first televised singles match at Money in the Bank after being distracted by Carmella. She went on to compete twice against Naomi on the June 27 and July 4 episodes of SmackDown Live, where she lost both times in quick matches.
On July 23 at Battlegrounds & More
On July 23 at Battlegrounds, Lana participated in a five-way elimination match to determine the number one contender for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Where she was eliminated by Becky Lynch. At the Royal Rumble, Lana competed in a Women’s Royal Rumble match for the first time as the 13th entrant but was eliminated by Michelle McCool, on 28th January 2018. Lana will compete with Rusev in the WWE Mixed Match Challenge. Where she defeated Elias and Bayley in the first round. On the May 22 episode of SmackDown. Lana defeated Billy Kay to qualify for the women’s Money in the Bank ladder match. Lana’s first and only singles win on SmackDown. Lana Ladder at the event failed to win the match.
Various Alliances and Departure (2018–2021)
In late July 2018, she was booked against Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega along with Rusev and Aiden English. At SummerSlam, Lana and Rusev faced Vega and Almas which they lost. Lana participated in the WrestleMania 35 Women’s Battle Royal, Lana was eliminated by Sarah Logan. On September 30, 2019 edition of Raw, Lana started kissing him in front of Rusev, a romantic story where she started a relationship with Bobby Lashley. However, the story was dropped after Rusev was legitimately released from his WWE contract. After trying to acquire Lashley as an ally, Lana begins a feud with MVP.
After Backlash, where Lashley failed to capture the WWE Championship due to a feud between MVP and Lana at ringside, Lashley prefers to stay with MVP instead of Lana. Lana has worked with Nia Jax since September, where Jax performed a Samoan drop on Lana via the commentator’s table. This would become a recurring theme, as Jacques Samoan dropped Lana through the table on a weekly basis during Raw. On November 22, at Survivor Series, Lana competed in a traditional Survivor Series elimination match as part of Team Raw.
During The Match & More
During the match, Lana was asked by her teammates to stand on the ring steps and not tag again. At the end of the match, Jacques and Bianca Belair were counted out from Team SmackDown, leaving Lana the only survivor, thus winning the match for Raw. The next day on Raw, Lana challenged Asuka again for the Raw Women’s Championship, Lana losing by disqualification as Asuka was attacked by Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. On the December 14, 2020, episode of Raw, Jax, and Baszler injured Lana’s leg.
She returned as the 26th contestant at the Royal Rumble on January 31, 2021. During her last months in WWE, Lana worked with Naomi to face WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Baszler and Jax, including in a tag team Turmoil match at WrestleMania 37 to determine the numbers. 1 contender for the title, but they were eliminated. Lana was released by WWE on June 2, 2021.
Lana has appeared in six WWE video games. She made her in-game debut as an NPC in WWE 2K15, appearing during Rusev’s entry and victory celebration. Lana later made a managing debut in WWE 2K16 and later appeared in its follow-ups, WWE 2K17 and WWE 2K18. She was first confirmed to be a playable character in WWE 2K19 and then made appearances in WWE 2K20, and WWE 2K Battlegrounds. In the year 2016, it was announced that Lana would be featured as the main cast for the sixth season of Total Divas. Lana joined the cast of VH1’s reboot of The Real Life in 2021.
Contact and Social Media Information
If you are a big fan of Lana and want to know more about her, you can follow her on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. On social media platforms, you will get the latest photos, videos, and updates about her.
Lana at Instagram-@thecjperry