It looks like Ronda Rousey could be set to get a new best friend on WWE Raw if a claim on a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio is to be believed.
According to Dave Meltzer, Natalya has been written off TV for the foreseeable future to deal with an injury. At the time of writing, it’s unclear what the injury is, how it was sustained, or when the former Women’s Champion will be back in action.
Last night’s Raw kicked-off with Nattie and Ronda set to go up against the team of Nia Jax and Tamina. However, The Riott Squad, who have been a thorn on Neidhart’s side over the last little while, came down to the ringside area with a table. The match wouldn’t even get started as the squad’s entrance allowed the Samoans to attack before Messrs Riott, Morgan and Logan got involved too. This then led to Nattie being Superkicked off the apron and Powerbombed through the aforementioned table on the floor.
The match was thrown out and Nattie was seen in pain in the backstage area soon after. Later in the night, Nia and Tamina would face The Rowdy Raw Women’s Champion and her new partner, Ember Moon.
It’s going to be interesting to see how this one plays out over the next few weeks as Nattie was Ronda’s equaliser in the feud against Nia and Tamina ahead of the TLC pay-per-view on 16 December. Could last night’s Raw have seen a straight swap take place, with Ember replacing the Queen of Harts? Only time will tell…