WWE’s first ever third generation female Superstar Natalya has officially been added to the Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match.
The news was broken on Twitter by WWE authority figure Sonya Deville. Addressing the recent chaos which has seen the return of Zelina Vega and injury to Bayley, Deville said that she was looking to add some consistency ahead of the match. Adding that there’s no one more consistent that Natalya.
The veteran joins Vega, Asuka, Naomi, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross and Liv Morgan in the match, while there is one spot left to be filled.
It has been a tumultuous time for the SmackDown women’s division with new arrivals and injuries disrupting best laid plans.
At Money In The Bank, Bayley had been due to take on SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair in an “I Quit” Match. However, plans were quickly changed after it was revealed that Bayley had suffered a serious knee injury and will be out of action for around nine months. It was announced on the following episode of SmackDown that Carmella would now face Belair, with the match moved to SmackDown on July 16th.
Carmella had initially been announced as a participant in the Money In The Bank Ladder Match, so her spot then became vacant. This led to Liv Morgan being added to the match.
With all the changes and challengers for #MITB and #Smackdown, I will be the one to establish some consistency for this Sunday and there is NO ONE more consistent than 1/2 of our @WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions… @natbynature. Nattie, welcome to the MITB Ladder Match!
— Daddy Deville (@SonyaDevilleWWE) July 12, 2021
Natalya was most recently in action on the July 9th episode of SmackDown teaming with her tag team champion partner Tamina. Despite their best efforts the pair were upset by debuting former NXT stars Tegan Nox and Shotzi Blackheart.
You can read the full card for WWE Money In The Bank below.
- Roman Reigns vs Edge (WWE Universal Championship)
- Bobby Lashley vs Kofi Kingston (WWE Championship)
- Rhea Ripley vs Charlotte Flair (RAW Women’s Championship)
- Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match (Asuka, Naomi, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, Zelina Vega, Liv Morgan, Natalya, and one more wrestler to be determined)
- Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match (Ricochet, John Morrison, Riddle, Drew McIntyre, Big E, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, and Shinsuke Nakamura)
WWE Money In The Bank is set to take place in Fort Worth, Texas on July 18th.