WWE issued the following statement earlier today concerning the mainstream media’s negative reaction to Lana’s promo at last night’s WWE Battleground PPV referencing the Malaysia Airlines tragedy in Ukraine:

“Last night’s segment during WWE’s Battleground event was in no way referring to the Malaysia Airlines tragedy. The storyline with characters Rusev and Lana has been a part of WWE programming for more than 3 months. WWE apologizes to anyone who misunderstood last night’s segment and was offended.”

Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online