We do know about the relationship between Natalya and Ronda Rousey in the WWE. They share a strong friendship in the company. Also, the veteran pro-wrestling performer helped Ronda when she came first in the WWE last year. These two shared training sessions to excel wrestling qualities in Rousey.
The same storyline angle kicked off on WWE Raw between Natalya and Ronda Rousey. The latter one made a huge debut at Wrestlemania which is perhaps the best in the history of WWE. Natalya showed up on the flagship show once the biggest event of the year was over. Their friendship continued to grow on television since then.
We have seen on numerous occasions that Ronda Rousey is helping Natalya on Monday Nights. The heel names like Absolution, Mickie James or Nia Jax tried to attack the Hart Dungeon member. But all of them failed due to the presence of ‘the baddest woman on planet earth’ in her corner.
It indicates big planning in the future around these two female superstars. Bryan Alvarez discussed the same on a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio. The veteran wrestling journalist seemed almost confirmed about a potential heel turn from Natalya. Additional detail also got revealed in this context.
Here’s an update on this, (courtesy SportsKeeda.com),
“Veteran professional wrestling journalist Bryan Alvarez elucidated that the WWE may be planning for Natalya to turn heel against Rousey, and Nattie’s knee injury angle could be the catalyst for the heel turn.”
Now we know why the former Smackdown women’s champion is dealing with a knee injury on WWE Raw. She picked it up abruptly during a match against Nia Jax on the May 4th episode of WWE Raw. The selling of an injury is continuing on the flagship show. Alexa Bliss targeted this in a multi-superstar match. Also, the MITB ladder match might have made things worse for her.
Natalya is set to unleash frustrations on Ronda Rousey in this injury in the near future. It is set to initiate a feud between these two friends on WWE Raw.
Nattie is a veteran name on the roster who could put over the former UFC Bantamweight champion in a big way. So WWE has already planted the seeds of next feud for the biggest female name of the Raw roster.