WWE Reportedly Scrapped Natalya’s Heel Turn Following Her Father’s Passing

FEATURED

Braun Strowman Returns With a New Look, Alexa Bliss Questions Their Friendship

Braun Strowman returned to SmackDown this week for the first time since he lost The Wyatt Swamp Fight last month at Extreme...

WWE SmackDown: Retribution Invades and Destroys WWE Locker Room

This week's episode of SmackDown kicked off with Big E vs John Morrison, but the match was invaded by Retribution and forced...

Asuka Wins Battle Royal, to Face Bayley for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship at SummerSlam

Asuka managed to defeat Bayley this past week on Raw which means that she will face Sasha Banks for the RAW Women's...

Backstage Heat for Velveteen Dream, Employees Complain About Preferential Treatment

Velveteen Dream made his surprise return to WWE television this week after he was revealed to be the mystery participant in the...

Natalya has always been seen as one of WWE’s more consistent performers and when she was brought over to Monday Night Raw to help Ronda Rousey settle in earlier this year, it was made obvious that Nattie had other plans.

Many fans assumed that WWE’s plan was to push the duo as best friends and then have Natalya become jealous of the fact that Rousey had won the Women’s Championship so easily and then eventually turn on her and set up what could have been a fantastic feud.





[adace-ad id=”7797″]

According to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, this was WWE’s initial plan for Natalya after she was brought over to Raw, but her father’s passing in the summer meant that WWE was left knowing that there was no way that The Queen of Harts could become a villain.

Nattie was reportedly supposed to turn on Rousey around this time in their schedule and she would then be the one challenging the former UFC Champion at TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs rather than Nia Jax.

[adace-ad id=”3395″]

[adace-ad id=”7795″]


Obviously, Jax’s recent issues with Becky Lynch has allowed her to become a monster heel and now that she has Tamina Snuka by her side, it’s hard to see the two women not being able to overcome the threat of Ronda Rousey.

WWE believed that the timing was wrong for Natalya since they now see her as a sympathetic character so her heel turn was scrapped so that she could step into the current feud with The Riott Squad, a feud that allowed her to be the main event match this past week on Monday Night Raw.

[adace-ad id=”7792″]

Rousey and Natalya are still seen as close friends on WWE TV, which means that there could be room for a heel turn down the line, but as for right now, it appears that Nia Jax has taken Nattie’s place.

LATEST

Randy Orton Takes Shot at The Young Bucks on Instagram, Matt Jackson Responds

WWE star Randy Orton has no qualms about calling out what he thinks are inadequacies in training from wrestlers who didn’t go...

Is WWE SmackDown on FOX No Longer a PG Show?

Ever since WWE became a publicly traded company, it entered what some fans call the “PG Era”. This meant that WWE live...

WWE Signs Their First French Female Wrestler to NXT UK

French professional woman’s wrestler Amale Winchester has announced that she has signed with WWE. Amale is the first French...

WWE SmackDown Results, August 14, 2020

WWE SmackDown episode on August 14, 2020, featured a confrontation between WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman and The Fiend, Tri-brand Battle Royal...

Braun Strowman Returns With a New Look, Alexa Bliss Questions Their Friendship

Braun Strowman returned to SmackDown this week for the first time since he lost The Wyatt Swamp Fight last month at Extreme...